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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (12/18/19)




AEW Dynamite Coverage

Dynamite closes out the year with explosive action!

Jungle Boy faces Chris Jericho and the clock in a 10-minute challenge! A true contender to the AEW Women’s World Championship is named! And SoCal Uncensored defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships against The Young Bucks! That and more on the last show of 2019!



  • Hangman Page and Kenny Omega VS The Lucha Brothers; The Lucha Brothers win.
  • Darby Allin & Cody VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny; Darby & Cody win.
  • Awesome Kong w/ The Nightmare Collective VS Miranda Alize; Kong wins.
  • 10 Minute Challenge: Chris Jericho VS Jungle Boy; Time Limit Draw.
  • AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Britt Baker VS Kris Statlander; Statlander wins and will challenge Riho for the title on New Year’s Day.
  • AEW World Tag Team Championships: SoCal Uncensored VS The Young Bucks; SCU wins and retains the AEW World Tag Team Championships.


Hangman Page and Kenny Omega VS The Lucha Brothers!

No time to waste on the last Dynamite of the year! The Elite still wants Hangman to hang around, so he and The Best Bout Machine agreed to another match together. A win is a win is a win, but can they win again against Pentagon and Fenix?

Corpus Christi is fired up already with the introductions. The teams sort out and Omega starts with Fenix. They circle in a rematch from their AAA Mega Championship match but fans are loving all of this already. Omega and Fenix hear the fans dueling, “Cero Miedo!” “Cowboy Shit!” Omega and Fenix tie up, Omega wrenches and wristlocks but Fenix gets up and handsprings around, then uses the ropes to flip and break free! Fenix and Omega tie up again, Fenix wrenches but Omega reverses to a hammerlock. Fenxi goes up to snapmare and then things speed up. Omega stops as Fenix kips up, Omega CHOPS and full nelsons. Fenix arm-drags out then handsprings, but into an Electric Chair! Fenix escapes but Omega elbows, runs, redirects and dropkicks the legs out! Fans cheer as Omega runs again, Kotaro Krusher!

Omega drags Fenix up and into the Electric Chair, but Fenix fights out and tags to Pentagon! Another rematch teased here from back at All In. Omega says to be patient, and tags out to Hangman. The chanting gets stronger as Pentagon and Hangman stand face to face. Pentagon takes off the glove with a burning power, tosses it to his brother, and then turns to Hangman. Fans are already losing their minds as Pentagon steps up and says, “CERO! MIEDO!” He pushes it right into Hangman’s face. Hangman comes back to undo some wrist tape and toss it to the fans. “COWBOY! SHIT!” He pushes that in Pentagon’s face! Pentagon comes back to CHOP. But Hangman CHOPS right back! It’s a CHOP fight! CHOP CHOP CHOP, forearm forearm forearm. Hangman whips but Pentagon KICKS! Pentagon runs, but into a BOOT!

Hangman tags to Omega and together, they put Pentagon in a CHOP cycle! Pentagon ducks one and wags his finger, only to get a CHOP to the back! Then HADOUKEN chops! Fenix runs in, HADOUKEN! Fans cheer as Omega and Hangman double high-five! Omega drags Pentagon up but Pentagon rakes his eyes! Then sucker kicks Hangman! Pentagon runs but Omega huricanranas! The brothers regroup on the outside but the Terminator Drums begin. Omega builds speed to FLY! Direct hit on both brothers! And he walks it off going up the ramp. “A E Dub!” has the fans fired up as Omega returns and puts Pentagon in the ring. Tag to Hangman, and Hangman throws big forearms. Hangman whips, but Pentagon hooks Hangman up! Hangman resists and slips out to fire another forearm!

Pentaogn puts Hangman on the apron and Fenix anchors the feet, SUPERKICK and an apron bump! Fenix puts Hangman back in for Pentagon’s Code Breaker! Fenix jumps up, dumdum stomps to the back! Cover, but Omega breaks it up. The referee reprimands both sides but things cool off. Pentagon talks trash then goes to Hangman  to KICK a leg! Pentagon swaggers about but Hangman throws haymakers. Pentagon KICKS again! Pentagon whips Hangman corner to corner, big corner clothesline, and then another whip. Hangman comes back with a LARIAT! Both men are down but fans fire up, hot tag to Omega!

Omega hurries up top, big crossbody takes Pentagon down! Polish Hammers for Fenix, but Pentagon dodges to SUPERKICK! Pentagon whips Omega but Omega reverses to fireman’s carry, “You Can’t Escape!” Rolling senton, then the moonsault gets knees! Fenix hurries around to STOMP Hangman down! Pentagon has Fenix join him, and the brothers double whip. Body shot, kick and another whip, for a trip up and drag out, Fenix DIVES! Fenix puts Omega in fast and Pentagon goes up top, DOUBLE STOMPS! Cover, TWO!! Omega lives but Pentagon keeps on him as fans rally. Pentagon drags Omega up to KICK the leg. Tag to Fenix and Fenix KICKS! Fans rally and Omega fights back. Fenix clubs Omega down but Omega hits back. Fenix kicks again then whips, but Omega reverses, only for Fenix to tiger feint and hook kick!

Fenix runs, somersaults, but into a POWERBOMB! Basement knee! Fans rally as both men are down again. Omega and Fenix head to their corner but Pentagon attacks Hangman! Fenix kicks Omega while he’s down then puts him in a corner. Pentagon chokes Omega while the ref distracts the ref. Fenix runs in but Omega BOOTS back! Omega hits Pentagon away, goes up and over Fenix, hot tag to Hangman! Hangman rallies, hitting each bother. Hangman BOOTS Fenix and triangle lariats Pentagon! Fenix runs into a scoop, and a Fall Away Slam! Kip up, PESCADO onto Pentagon! Hangman clotheslines Fenix out and DIVES onto Pentagon! But he’s still going, he DIVES out onto Fenix! Hangman catches his breath as he puts Fenix in.

The Lucha Brothers are in opposite corners, Hangman starts a clothesline train! Fenix, Pentagon and back again, fireman’s carry but Hangman kicks Pentagon. DROPSAULT! Cover on Fenix, TWO!! Fans fire up with Hangman as he brings Fenix up into a corner. Hangman runs in but into a boot! Fenix sends Hangman into the corner, step-up sobat! Then a snapmare to somersault facebuster! Cover, TWO!! Hangman lives but Fenix keeps on him. Fenix drags Hangman over and tags in Pentagon. The brothers double whip, back kick and front kick! Wheelbarrow victory roll SPLASH! Cover, TWO! Pentagon SUPERKICKS Omega off the apron to keep Hangman isolated. Fans rally up again as Pentagon drags Hangman to a corner. Pentagon climbs up but Hangman intercepts with forearms. Hangman scoops and SUPER FALL AWAY SLAMS Pentagon down!

Both men are down again as we pass 15 minutes with 15 left. Hot tag to Omega! Omega runs in at Pentagon, big back elbow! Omega drags Fenix in to stack with Pentagon, but Fenix SUPERICKS Omega back! Fenix rolls in, but into a BUCKLE BOMB! Roaring elbow! Fenix is down but Omega brings him back up, pop-up to Hangman’s GERMAN! Pop-up SPINE BUSTER for Pentagon! Cover, TWO!! Fans rally again as Omega says BANG! Omega runs, but no V-Trigger, Pentagon Slingblades! Hangman hits a DISCUS! Fenix returns to SUPERKICK Hangman! Omega V-TRIGGERS Fenix! Omega drags Fenix into the full nelson, SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX! But Pentagon is up and in, fights out of the full nelson but gets a V-TRIGGER!

Omega wobbles but drags Pentagon up, only to get a kick. Pentagon hooks Omega, but Omega slips out to chicken wing. Hangman slingshots, Pentagon slips out, BUCK SHOT gets OMEGA! SUPERKICK takes Hangman out! Pentagon drags Omega up and Fenix returns, “CERO! MIEDO!” hooks and springboard, DOUBLE STOMP PACKAGE DRIVER!! Cover, The Lucha Brothers win!

Winners: The Lucha Brothers, Pentagon by pinfall

Cero Miedo is still in the top five tag team rankings! Can they make another run at the titles? As for Omega and Hangman they regroup in the ring. Hangman seems to be upset with Omega despite his Buck Shot hitting. Omega shoves, Hangman shoves, but PAC is backstage and wants to talk!

“Kenny Omega. Do you remember who I am, huh?” Pac doesn’t think he does. He asked a question and has yet to get an answer. But perhaps Pac should remind Omega what he is capable of. Pac heads deeper into the back, and finds the men’s locker room. Is that Michael Nakazawa sitting in there? Pac closes the door behind him, and we can only imagine what is happening to one of Omega’s closest friends! Omega hurries to the back, even through the crowd! His issues with Hangman will have to wait!

But when Omega gets to the locker room, there’s no one there! Not even Nakazawa. Omega freaks out, but gets attacked but the Lucha Brothers! It seems even in winning, they still want after the AAA Mega Champion! Hangman comes to save Omega, so Fenix and Pentagon back off. Hangman’s bad mood seems to take a backseat to friendship, and together they look for Nakazawa. They go further backstage, but there’s no signs of Pac or Nakazawa. They go around past the interview space, to the other hallway, but still nothing.


Darby Allin skates into the building.

The Undead Daredevil is here to join forces with the American Nightmare, Cody, against the Butcher, the Blade and the Bunny. Will his brand of wild be what Cody needs to thwart MJF’s mercenaries?


Darby Allin & Cody VS The Butcher & The Blade w/ The Bunny!

Allie, Braxton Sutter and Andy Williams vow to cut the head off the snake, and that means taking out Cody of the Elite. But will they learn that they’re dealing with a hydra: cut off one head, two more shall take its place?

The teams sort out and Cody starts against the Butcher. But then Darby tags in, and doesn’t even take Cody’s help with the ropes. Darby and Sutter tie up, and Sutter swings Darby around and around! Sutter is 273, Darby is 173, so that explains the physics. But the lighter Williams tags in to circle with Darby. They tie up, Williams ties up but Darby powers out. Things speed up, Darby shows off and dropkicks Sutter. Darby dodges, whips but Williams reverses, only for Darby to springboard arm-drag The Blade out! Fans are fired up and Darby tags in Cody! Cody meets Williams but he dares Sutter to come back. Sutter tags in, and the two of them circle now. Cody wants a leg but Sutter clubs him off. Cody resets and fans rally behind him.

Cody and Sutter circle and tie up, Cody waistlocks. Sutter elbows out, but Cody kicks and drops for the Rhodes Uppercut! But Cody runs into a LARIAT! Sutter drags Cody up and puts him in the corner, tag to Williams. Williams CHOPS Cody then whips Cody to a corner. Cody goes up and over to hit the spinning powerslam! Tag to Sutter and he keeps Cody from Darby with a BOOT! Sutter drags Cody up again but Cody uppercuts! It barely does anything with that mouth guard in. Allie distracts the ref as Cody runs, because Williams holds the rope down! Cody takes a tumble out and Williams tags in. Darby protests but Williams puts Cody in. Williams stomps Cody down then drags him up for a scoop. Tag to Sutter, they combine for a leg drop sidewalk slam! Cover, TWO!

Sutter keeps on Cody with a wrench and a whip! Cody hits buckles hard and Sutter gut wrenches as AEW goes picture in picture. Williams tags in, they combine again for a dropkick gut wrench suplex! Cover, TWO! Cody toughs it out and gets out of the ring, but Williams heads over. Williams puts Cody back in the ring but keeps between him and Darby. Williams throws forearms and stomps Williams in a corner. Cody turns it around to CHOP! Williams rakes the eyes! Williams soaks up th heat while Allie talks trash to Cody> Williams bumps Cody off buckles and tags in Sutter. They stomp Cody in the corner, then Sutter whips Cody corner to corner. Cody boots abck and hosp up, to leap into Sutter’s arms! FALL AWAY SLAM!

Cody bails out and Sutter distracts, but Allie yanks Cody into a post! The Bunny is more like a weasel and Darby warns her. Allie just laughs it off and returns to the corner as Williams CHOPS Cody. COdy CHOPS back! Cody gets in the ring but Williams is on him fast! Tag to Sutter and he stomps Cody down. Sutter drags Cody up as fans rally again. Sutter whips Cody to a corner then stomps him down. Sutter wraps on a keylock camel clutch, but COdy fights up and out. Cody kicks, runs but into a tackle in the corner! Sutter runs in, but Cody dodges! Sutter hits buckles but tags Williams, but Cody sends him out! Cody hurries but Williams is back in again. The two run, double crossbodies collide!

Fans rally again, Cody crawls but so does Williams. Hot tag to Darby! Slingshot and Darby hits Sutter! Then dodges Williams to fire off strikes! SUNSET BOMB! Cover but Sutter had tagged in! Dead lift to a BACK BREAKER! Sutter sucker punches Cody then goes after Darby. Figure four, for a Texas Cloverleaf! In Texas, of all things! But Cody boots! Sutter still holds on? Cody kicks more, but Williams trips Cody up! Williams brawls with Cody, Sutter cloverleaf BOMBS Darby! Cody sends Williams into steel steps, Darby escapes another bomb. Darby boots Sutter, runs and hops on, flipping STUNNER! Hot tag to Cody! Cody hurries to get Sutter in position, CROSS RHODES!! Cover but Allie distracts! Cody would’ve won right here!

Sutter tags to Williams, he whips but Cody reverses to send Williams out. Darby returns, DOUBLE DIVES! Fans are loving “A E DUB!” for that one! Darby took a rough landing but Cody gets Williams back in. Off comes the weight belt and it goes to the fans! Cody runs, springboards, Disaster Kick for Sutter! Darby is up, COFFIN DROP to the apron!! But Williams rolls Cody, TWO! Cody dodges, DISASTER CUTTER!! Cover, Cody and Darby win!!

Winners: Cody & Darby Allin, Cody by pinfall

The American Nightmare and the Undead Daredevil get it done! And per the deal struck, these two will have a rematch from their amazing time-limit draw at Fyter Fest. When and where will that amazing match happen?


AEW looks at how Jungle Boy Jack Perry prepared for tonight’s huge test.

Chris Jericho said there’s no way the young star lasts even 10 minutes against him. But all of that condescension just fueled the fire within. JB won’t let Y2J look down on him. He got an unofficial pinfall on Jericho, can he do it for real in 10 minutes or less? Can he at least prove Jericho wrong and run out the clock? Or will Le Champion finish up his 2019 with a victory?


Awesome Kong w/ The Nightmare Collective VS Miranda Alize!

As the song says, “There are 8 million ways to die. She’s one.” And while the holidays may be on their way, Brandi Rhodes says that Kong winning is inevitable. But the real concern is Kris Statlander winning against Britt Baker and becoming the “#1 threat to the AEW Women’s Division.” Brandi has a good feeling that tonight is the night The Alien comes home to her family. And the mystery man is still laying in wait. Is this the night the Collective takes over?

The bell rings and Kong circles with her red-haired opponent. Alize throws hands but they don’t even itch Kong. The knee does more damage, but then Alize runs into Kong’s BACK HAND! Kong drags Alize up as Brandi and Melanie Cruise watch on. Underhooks, and IMPLANT BUSTER! Cover, Kong wins!

Winner: Awesome Kong, by pinfall

Kong’s first AEW Dynamite match went as Brandi predicted, and now Melanie joins in the ritual of taking a lock of hair. Alize’s red adds some color to the trophy belt, but will Kris bring the title belt to “the family” in the very near future?


AEW shares Jim Ross’ exclusive interview with Jungle Boy.

JR knows tonight’s ten minute match is a big opportunity. Is JB at all intimidated. JB says that he sees Jericho two ways now: the man, and the legend. Jericho the man does not scare JB. But JB respects the legend, the accomplishments and experience. JB is very aware of the “gravity” of this moment, but the pressure makes greatness. JB will tackle the challenge and Jericho head on. If his dad was still here, what does JB think he’d be thinking? Luke Perry would be very proud of his son. They spent a lot of time together talking about making this pro-wrestling career happen. For JB to be here talking to JR, going against Jericho, this is what his dad dreamed for him. And that moment has come, right now!


10 Minute Challenge: Chris Jericho VS Jungle Boy!

This is the moment! Corpus Christi will either see Le Champion dominate once again, or see perhaps the biggest upset in wrestling! What comes from Jericho’s last match in 2019?

Before Jungle Boy makes his entrance, and while AEW is picture in picture, Sammy Guevara appears to hold up cue cards for Jericho. “People say that they can’t hear us during picture-in-picture.” How self-aware! “Does the Network (TNT) think we’re stupid? The Inner Circle…” And we go to break. What is the rest of the speech?!

TNT- er, uh, AEW returns, and Jurassic Express accompanies Jungle Boy to the ring. They’re being his corner men for this one-and-done 10 minute round. JB hydrates before the bell rings, and the countdown begins!

Jericho and JB circle and fans are strongly on JB’s side. The two tie up, JB rolls Jericho, ONE! Jericho swings, JB dodges and fires off strikes. JB whips and dropkicks Jericho down! Time is running, JB CHOPS and wristlocks to go up and up and springboard and arm-drag! Jericho gets up and trips JB, wanting the Walls! JB resists and shoves Jericho away, to reach up and huricanrana! Cover, TWO! Jericho clobbers JB down for trying last week’s move again. Jericho scoops and hotshots JB on the top rope! Fans boo as Jericho takes his time. Jericho drags JB up in a corner and CHOPS. And CHOPS! Jericho snapmares and kicks JB in the back. Marko Stunt and Luchasaurus coach JB up and JB fights back with big body shots, only for Jericho to club him down.

Jericho pulls JB’s hair as he knees and whips. CODE BREAKER! JB is down but Jericho just wants to toy with him now. The clock reaches 7:30 remaining as Jericho walks all over JB. Jericho mocks the fans rallying up for JB, including the Perry family. Jericho runs in, another Code Breaker! Cover, TWO! Jericho grins and laughs as he wags a finger. Jericho drags JB up to SLAP him. JB slumps against him, Jericho throws JB out of the ring and hard. Jericho distracts the ref and Hager RAMS JB into barriers! But now Luchasaurus and Hager go after each other! Hager sends Luchasaurus into barriers, Marko flies off the apron only to get DECKED! Luchasaurus returns but the ref hops out to keep them apart. Luchasaurus defends his boys but Hager is EJECTED! The ref tells Luchasaurus and Marko to leave, too!

Jericho and JB are alone with less than six minutes to go! Jericho puts JB in the ring and stalks up to him, but JB cradles! TWO, and Jericho BOOTS JB down! Then kicks him while he’s down! Jericho is down playing around and he CHOPS JB back down. Jericho mocks the fans still cheering for JB as he whips. JB kicks back, runs again, but is put on the apron. Jericho throws forearms but JB gets clear of the triangle leap! JB builds speed to DIVE! Direct hit but JB isn’t done, DIVE again! And then JB FLIES! Direct hit and fans are fired up with Jungle Boy Jack Perry! JB puts Jericho in and hurries up top, he leaps for a FLYING DDT! Cover, TWO!! There’s only four minutes left but JB is so close!

JB puts Jericho in a corner and whips him corner to corner, but Jericho reverses. JB goes up and over to hit a BACKSTABBER! Cover, TWO!! Still not enough, but fans are still believers! JB runs, but Jericho elbows him down! LIONSAULT FLOPS! JB LIONSAULTS! And it hits! Cover, TWO!! JB won’t give up, he runs and comes in, to get a LARIAT! Jericho has JB back down at three minutes left. Jericho covers, TWO! Jericho kicks at JB while he’s down but fans are not slowing down. They keep cheering as Jericho CHOPS JB into a corner. Jericho puts JB under the ropes, for a GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! JB gasps for air as Jericho stands on his chest! The ref counts but Jericho lets up. We’re at the two minute warning, too!

Fans boo as Jericho drags JB back up. JB throws hands but so does Jericho. JB throws counter punches! And a CHOP! JB whips, but Jericho sees the back drop coming, POWERBOMB! Into the WALLS OF JERICHO! Sit in deep, maaan…! Jericho is bending JB back but everyone is on JB’s side! JB endures and we’re in the last minute! JB claws and crawls and reaches, but Jericho drags him away! Jericho has a new angle on JB, but the time is drawing closer! 25 seconds! JB endures, reaches, we’re at 10! 9! 8! 7! 6! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1!!

Time Limit Draw

JB survives and Jericho is in shock! Jericho thought JB tapped or something! Now Le Champion is furious! “Five more minutes! Give me five more minutes!!” Justin Roberts and the timekeepers aren’t really sure what to do, so they give in! We’re going into overtime!

Jericho gets back in the ring and drags the limp Jungle Boy up to SLAP! And SLAP! And SLAP! Fans still cheer for Jungle Boy as Jericho throws more slaps. Jericho throws JB out but JB skins the cat! Jericho turns around into JB’s HURICANRANA! Cover, TWO!! Jericho runs into a crucifix! TWO!! Jericho runs away because it seems five minutes was five too many! He takes the title and retreats! Fans applaud JB and boo Jericho, but JB says this just means he had Jericho. Jericho doesn’t care, he goes through the entrance way! A moral victory to say the least for Jungle Boy. Will Jericho ever live this down?

AEW is picture in picture as we wait for word on what’s going on. Jericho returns?! But Jungle Boy was already excused. That’s because Jericho is throwing another tantrum! He tosses the ring bell, the hammer, the steps, and even hurls insults at the Perry family! Jericho uses a chair to SMACK the post, and even threatens the camera crew. Jericho knocks over the timekeeper table before flexing at fans. Jericho storms off again, having vented his frustrations. Jericho hears the fans calling him names and eggs them on. Tony Schiavone wants to talk to the “pretty upset” Jericho. Jericho says Jungle Boy couldn’t beat him, so he proved that. No, he said JB couldn’t last 10 minutes, and he did. No he didn’t. Yes he did. SHUT UP, SKEEBO! Jericho will beat you up! And the fans, for that matter!

Jericho says JB did not beat him, but that’s not the point. They’ll settle this later. But right now, the real story is about Jericho’s “good friend,” Jon Moxley, and the invitation open to him. Will Moxley join the Inner Circle? Jericho has a feeling he knows what the answer is, but the Inner Circle stayed in the Inner Sanctum, Jericho’s very lavish mansion. Jericho mocks the Texas fans for not knowing what a mansion is. But Jericho says Moxley is in for some big surprises should he join. Surely Moxley talked it over with his wife and mother. Jericho says that while Dynamite takes Christmas off, there will be a big New Year’s Day surprise. All Moxley has to do is say yes. Choose wisely. Until then, Merry Christmas from the Inner Circle.


Backstage interview with SoCal Uncensored.

Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky are to defend the AEW World Tag Team Championships tonight, how are they feeling about this? Christopher Daniels says that The Young Bucks may be the tag team of the decade, but in AEW, SCU is the tag team of right now. But then the Lucha Brothers come in to remind them of Daniels’ botched Arabian Press. Maybe Daniels doesn’t have it anymore. Kaz tells Daniels he should show Pentagon what he still has. Daniels pushes past Pentagon, is that a telling sign in itself?


AEW Women’s World Championship #1 Contender’s match: Britt Baker VS Kris Statlander!

The Dentist worked hard to get to the top of the Women’s Division, but the Galaxy’s Greatest Alien came in outta nowhere like a comet and is right behind her in the rankings! But who becomes THE challenger for Riho’s title in 2020?

The bell rings and Britt circles with Kris. They tie up, Kris wrenches to a wristlock but Britt reverses to her own. Kris cartwheels and cartwheels and then keeps going even after she’s gotten free. Kris spins but Britt denies the boop as she grabs the arm! Britt drags Kris down but Kris slips out to avoid Lockjaw. Fans cheer as Kris and Britt circle. Britt dodges to waistlock, wristlock and ripcord, but Kris dodges the forearm to reel Britt in. Dancing dip and the boop! Britt doesn’t like that, but Kris ducks her clotheslines. Kris kips up but Britt waistlocks. Kris standing switches, but Britt bucks her off, and things speed up. Britt tries a slingblade but Kris slips through to whip Britt. Kris hurdles over Britt then ducks under, but Britt saw that coming. Britt wants the arms! Kris slips out of the armlock and Oklahoma Rolls, TWO!

Fans cheer as the two women reset. They circle again and tie back up. Britt slips behind, full nelsons to a snapmare, for a crucifix, TWO! Britt rolls Kris, TWO! Britt wrenches, arm-capture suplex! But Kris is right up to basement dropkick Britt! Kris wants another but Britt dodges to discus forearm! And then a neckbreaker! Fans cheer as both women are down but Britt is on Kris with a chinlock and chicken wing. Kris endures as AEW goes picture in picture. Kris fights up and forearms back! Kris rocks Britt then runs, but into a clothesline! Britt covers, TWO! Britt keeps on Kris with a facelock and clubbing forearms. Britt whips corner to corner hard and Kris hits buckles then the mat. Britt stomps Kris around and then clamps on with a new chinlock.

Kris endures and fights her way back up, but Britt throws her down by her hair! Britt stomps Kris then brings her back up. Britt throws forearms on Kris against the ropes then whips. Kris reverses and forearms Britt down! Kris fires up as she handsprings, but Britt gets away from the leg drop! Britt throws forearms but Kris gives them back. The two brawl back and forth, then Kris CHOPS! And CHOPS! Kris bumps Britt off buckles then CHOPS her again! Kris throws more forearms then whips Britt back into the corner. Britt dodges and elbows back. Britt runs corner to corner, but Kris follows with an elbow of her own! AEW returns to single picture as Britt follows Kris to shining wizard! Britt arm-drags and reels Kris in, she wants the armlock! Kris gets free to get to the ropes! Kris then drags Britt in to hotshot her back!

Kris has Britt between ropes for a big knee lift! Kris then climbs up and aims at Britt. Britt wobbles up, into the missile dropkick! Cover, TWO!! Britt lives but Kris fires up. Fans rally with Kris but Britt ducks a kick to roll Kris up! TOW, Kris is right on Britt with a cradle, TWO! Britt runs into a fireman’s carry but fights free. Britt dodges, runs, SLINGBLADE! Cover, TWO!! Britt grows frustrated with Kris as she drags her back up. But Kris slips out to kick low and uppercut big! DISCUS! Fans fire up as #JoinDarkOrder comes on screen… But Kris heads up top but Britt stops her. Britt clubs Kris but Kris hits back. They fight for control. Britt SUPERPLEXES! And she’s not done, she brings Kris up, only for Kris to fisherman scoop for a spinning driver! Both women are down but fans fire up!

A standing count begins but Kris stirs first. Britt follows, and the two start brawling on their knees. Forearm fore forearm, but Britt fires off! Britt ducks, spins Kris, fisherman neckbreaker! Kris blocks the superkick to ROUNDHOUSE! Kris runs, into the SUPERKICK! But Kris comes back, discus into the Rings of Saturn! Kris scrambles around and gets up, and lifts Britt! Into the fireman’s carry, then the gut wrench, tucks her in, BIG BANG THEORY!! Cover, Kris wins!!

Winner: Kris Statlander, by pinfall; NEW #1 Contender to the AEW Women’s World Championship

The rocket is strapped to Kris’s back, and she’s headed for the outer limits! Will the undefeated Alien of AEW make New Year’s Dynamite historic?

Tony Schiavone interviews Kris on the ramp and makes the announcement official. Kris boops Schiavone but Brandi comes calling. Wouldn’t someone turn on the damn mic for her? But Schiavone can go, she’ll take it from here. Brandi is the first to congratulate Kris on the win. She knew Kris would win. But she comes in peace. Aliens understand that, right? But Brandi needs to know the answer to her question: Is Kris with the Nightmare Collective or not? Fans say “NO! NO! NO!” as Kris reaches out to Brandi. Kris doesn’t boop Brandi, she wags her finger! The answer has been given, but here is the Collective’s response: Kong and Cruise stand in Kris’s way, and Brandi cheap shots Kris with her high heel! The lethal Louis Vuitton gets Kris around the eye! Sadie Gibbs comes out with the refs to attend to Kris, but is this only going to escalate from here?


Shawn Spears and Tully Blanchard speak.

“Life pivots on a moment. For one lucky superstar in AEW, that moment, that time, is now.” Here in AEW, the tag team championships actually matter! Tag team wrestling actually matters! They’re marquee, their main event material, even here tonight! Big checks for the tag team champions. But they’re missing that perfect partner. Tully knows he has to be “the guy” that can be molded, palatable. That is what a tag team is all about. Arn Anderson and Tully could just look at each other and know what to do. That is the kind of mental connection Spears needs. The scouting continues, will Tully and Spears be able to create tag team #PERFECT10N?


AEW World Tag Team Championships: SoCal Uncensored VS The Young Bucks!

“Our goal, our main objective, is to give you fans the best tag team division in the world!” The Young Bucks look back on the three months of AEW Dynamite, and feel that goal was reached. Tag team wrestling has main evented the majority of those 11 weeks, and now, it is time to prove they are still the best tag team in the business. It hurts that it took them this long to get back. Losing the AAA World Tag Titles, losing in the AEW World Tag Team Tournament, and losing to Santana & Ortiz at Full Gear. It has been a rough road lately, and they’ve been far from the best. But here we are, the Young Bucks and SCU once again. Who comes away from this rivalry reborn celebrating the holidays with gold?

The introductions are made, the belts are raised, and the teams sort out. Kaz starts with Nick and this match begins!

Kaz and Nick tie up, Kaz headlocks and holds on as Nick tries to power out. Nick tries again and gets free, but Scorpio tags in as Kaz reverses the whip. Nick stops himself, seeing what’s coming, but Scorpio still denies the superkick. Scorpio Gory Especial, but Nick denies the fast finish with an arm-drag. Nick dodges Kaz and tags in Matt! Matt shoulders into Kaz then slingshots over to whip him out. Scorpio returns and whips Matt but Matt runs him over with a shoulder. Things speed up, Scorpio ends up in a fireman’s carry! But no Bang for our Buck, Scorpio fireman’s carries! Matt powers out but Kaz tags in. The two teams regroup and run, the Bucks dodge and Nick runs. Alley-oop double dropkick! Fans fire up as Matt handsprings, Nick dropkicks Scorpio down!

The Bucks focus on Kaz, Matt tags in and brings Kaz around. Powerbomb, buckle bomb enziguri combo! Matt runs in, “You’re dead!” Cannonball enziguri combo! Matt brings Kaz up, scoops, but Kaz slips out to shove Matt into Nick, Backstabber for Matt! Scorpio huricanranas Nick off the apron! Kaz gets up under Matt for the leg shovel suplex! Cover, TWO! Kaz drags Matt up and around, tag to Scorpio. SCU double whips and runs Matt over! Cover, TWO! Fans rally and duel as Scorpio drags Matt up to whip. Matt stops himself, tags out to Nick. Nick rallies with his signature string of moves! Roundhouse to Kaz, back kick to Scorpio, spinning roundhouse to Kaz! Corner shining wizard for Scorpio, then the roundhouse, forearm, and bulldog clothesline combo! Fans fire up and Nick CHOPS Scorpio. Knuckle lock but Scorpio disrupts things, only for Nick to yank him up to join him! SUPER STEINER!

Fans are on their feet as Nick tags Matt. Shining Wizard, MACHO ELBOW! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives and “This is Awesome!” Tag to Nick, and the Bucks have Scorpio. They double whip, Kaz saves Scorpio from superkicks. Nick goes up and LEAPS for a corkscrew attack! Nick tells the camera that the Bucks are getting those titles, and he bumps Scorpio off the apron as AEW goes picture in picture.

Nick puts Scorpio in, fans fire up, and Nick whips Scorpio into the corner. Nick runs in for the big corner shining wizard! Tag to Matt, snapmare for Scorpio, and Matt positions him in the drop zone. Nick climbs up top, standing moonsault and frog splash combo! Cover, TWO!! Scorpio survives again but Matt circles him like a shark. Matt drags Scorpio up, throws haymakers but Scorpio gives them back! Scorpio gets the edge, whips, but Matt sunset flips! Into a SHARPSHOOTER! Scorpio endures as Matt sits deep! Fans rally both ways as Scorpio powers up and heads over to ropes. Nick slingshots in to facebuster Scorpio down! Matt drags Scorpio away from ropes, but Kaz attacks! DDT! Kaz gets out and now both Matt and Scorpio are down.

AEW returns to single picture, hot tag to Kaz, and he uses Matt as a step stool to leap and hit Nick! Kaz clotheslines and windmill kicks! Hip toss neckbreaker! Fans are divided but Nick hits back. The Bucks regroup and double whip Kaz for double hip toss and handsprings, but Kaz kips up to double clothesline the Bucks! Tag to Scorpio, Kaz slingshots to huricanrana Matt! The Bucks are put together, Scorpio runs and FLIES! Direct hit on them both! SCU gets Matt in and bring Scorpio up. Alley-oop tornado DDT! Cover, TWO! Matt lives but Scorpio drags Matt up and around. Fans rally up as Scorpio fireman’s carries. Spin but no TKO, Matt SPEARS Scorpio down! Matt’s shoulder is bothering him as he and Scorpio crawl. Nick tags in and hits Kaz down! Triangle springboard, into a CUTTER! And DRAGON SLEEPER CLUTCH! Kaz gets Matt, whips and a slingshot CUTTER! Into his own Dragon Sleeper Clutch!

But Matt powers up to snap suplex Kaz onto Scorpio! All four men are down but fans are firing up! Kaz gets back to his corner and tags in. “This is Awesome!” as Nick tags Matt. Matt and Kaz brawl with haymakers, back and forth. And then they get fast and furious! Kaz clubs Matt down then brings him back up. Kaz whips, but Matt slips under and pump handles to pop Kaz up! But Scorpio tags in and hits Nick away! Kaz slips out of the gut wrench to GERMAN SUPLEX! Scorpio gives him another boost, Kaz tornado DDT’s Nick to the apron!! Kaz and Nick are down but Scorpio fires up. But Matt cradle counters, TWO!! Scorpio fireman’s carries, TKO! Tag to Kaz, SCU drags Matt up. Especial, SCU LATER! Cover, SoCal Uncensored wins!!

Winners: SoCal Uncensored, Kaz by pinfall; still AEW World Tag Team Champions

An incredible main event, but SCU doesn’t have time to celebrate! Because Dark Order Creepers are flooding ringside! The Bucks and SCU don’t realize until they’re already completely surrounded. And then the lights go out! The Dark Order’s demented leaders are here! Evil Uno congratulates SCU on the “fantastic display of tag team wrestling.” However, the Young Bucks suffered a hard loss. Any other night, they’d ask to be part of the Dark Order. But tonight is not about recruitment. Tonight is about initiation. “Dark Order, put them down!”

The Creepers rush the ring, but get haymakers and SUPERKICKS! Some Creepers lose their masks, and it’s The Beaver Boys! Alex Reynolds and John Silver joined the Dark Order’s army of minions! And the top two tag teams are swarmed by the horde! Christopher Daniels hurries out to help his friends but he’s just one of the victims! Reynolds and Silver make sure to coordinate the attack, but here comes Kenny Omega! Omega lost one friend tonight, he won’t lose more! But even with a V-TRIGGER at the ramp, the Cleaner is overwhelmed! Stu Grayson joins in but here come the Rhodes Boys! Cody and Dustin add on and fight as best they can, but there are just too many Creepers! Stu, Reynolds, Silver and the swarm beat down all eight men!

Grayson throws Omega out, then Cody and Dustin and SCU. Evil Uno finally gets in now that it is only the Young Bucks in the ring. Grayson brings out special purple masks! Evil Uno speaks again, “I told you this was an initiation.” That’s because the Beaver Boys are officially top members of the Creeper horde! Evil Uno sticks his hand in Matt’s mouth to sample the blood from his lips. “We Are One!” But who else will join this twisted faction in the New Year?



My Thoughts:

Another great episode closes out Dynamite for 2019, but there was also a lot of great stuff set up for 2020. This time, AEW blending and intertwining stories worked out really well, it all went rather smoothly. Hangman & Omega VS Lucha Brothers was a great match, and it made a lot of sense in story for Omega and Hangman to lose here. For one, they’re not considered a veteran tag team, Pentagon and Fenix are and therefore should win. It was great for Pac to interject himself in the dysfunction of Omega and Hangman while apparently abducting Nakazawa. Even Lucha Brothers beating up Omega just because was good, given the AAA connection. It also seems to be a great seed planted that Hangman was the only one not to show up and help SCU and Bucks at the end. This will surely come up as part of Being the Elite and hopefully the New Year’s Day “Homecoming” episode.

While talking about the ending segment, the tag team main event was amazing! While Spears and Tully do another unnecessary passive aggressive dig at WWE, it is true that tag team wrestling still gets a better showcase here than there. Spears wants a partner, maybe someone new is debuted to be that partner. SCU VS Young Bucks was amazing, and SCU retaining is just fine because of how amazing the match is. Perhaps the Dark Order is moving up in time for AEW Revolution in February. I sense that the three purple-masked elite Creepers are going to join Uno and Grayson in a bigger match with either The Elite (Bucks, Omega, Cody & Dustin) or Bucks & SCU. Plus, there is a great possibility that the first purple Creeper is Brandon Cutler, as a betrayal of the Bucks.

Cody and Darby had a pretty good match with Butcher, Blade and Bunny, and it was great for them to win given the deal they struck. I would love if social media helped arrange Cody VS Darby rematch for New Year’s Day, too, because I don’t think we can or should wait that long. The Women’s Division has a good story leading into that episode, too. Even with all signs pointing to Kris Statlander moving into contention, she had a good match with Britt Baker. It could’ve been better, and I’m starting to think Brandi’s promo diss on Britt might’ve been her shoot feelings. Of course, the heel to the eye, I wonder if that’s a way to keep Kris from the title match even for a huge episode like the homecoming.

Jungle Boy and Jericho in their 10 minute time limit match was so much fun. JB is a huge hit with fans already, and how great for him to make it to the time limit. Apparently in kayfabe, the “overtime” wasn’t considered official, which is fine because otherwise Jericho would’ve lost on count-out and that’s still a loss to JB. But his tantrum over it is great consistency. Also how dare TNT cut away from the cue card promo during picture in picture. It was almost like they did it on purpose before Jericho made fun of them. Jericho’s plans for Moxley on New Year’s Day are very intriguing. I wonder if it is to set up a bunch of welcoming gifts as props for Moxley to just destroy, perhaps even on the bodies of the Inner Circle. AEW Revolution has to be when we’re getting Jericho VS Moxley given all this set-up. Just like Full Gear, a match with Moxley will make Revolution feel like a huge night.

My Score: 9.1/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Dynamite Results & Report! (4/17/24)




There is truly a Paradigm Shift in pro-wrestling today!

Returning triumphant from the Windy City Riot, Jon Moxley brings the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship to AEW Dynamite! But will someone from NJPW come after him?


  • Mixed Tag Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland & Willow Nightingale VS Brody King & Julia Hart; Brody & Julia win.
  • Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks VS PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Daniel Garcia; Okada & The Bucks win.
  • Deonna Purrazzo VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther; Deonna wins.
  • Orange Cassidy VS Shane Taylor w/ Shane Taylor Promotions; Shane wins.
  • Will Ospreay VS Claudio Castagnoli; Ospreay wins.


Jon Moxley heads to the ring!

Indianapolis, Indiana fires up as the NEW IWGP World Heavyweight Champion walks in from the back of the crowd! The Maniac shocked the world when he defeated Tetsuya Naito in Chicago and added NJPW’s top prize to his already incredible list of accolades. Moxley goes to the ring, gets the mic, and the fans chant for him as he says, “One of the first championships I ever won, y’know, Salvation Army Community Center at Fountain Square right here in Indianapolis.” The fans cheer that! Moxley continues by saying even back then 20 years ago, he was swimming up stream, never had help.

In fact, a lot of people tired to tell him what he can and can’t do, what he can and can’t accomplish. His words to those people now is the same as back then: kiss his ass and watch him! Watch as he climbs mountain after mountain after mountain. Because being great is not about what others say, it’s about what’s inside. Now, if you didn’t know, this is THE IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The fans chant “You Deserve It!” and Moxley say this title is steeped in history, illustrious to the extreme, and he has been chasing it for five years. Five years of pain, heartache, wins and losses, pints of sweat and blood, thousands of miles across the ocean.

Five years ago, people said Moxley holding this title, and live on American TV, was impossible. But it wasn’t impossible. Not if they knew what was inside Moxley. That is what this is all about. When your back is against he wall, how deep can you dig? When you feel you have nothing left, choking on your own blood, how deep are you willing to dig and how far are you willing to go? Are you willing to dare to show the world how great you are? THAT is what AEW is about! The fans cheer that, too! Moxley says this brings him to his point: The Don Callis Family. The fans boo now, but Moxley continues.

There are very talented individuals in league with Don Callis. Don Callis is a creep. The fans cheer that! Moxley says he has no time for Callis, but he is feeding these guys lies and those guys are buying it. And then those guys put a hit out and tried to hurt Moxley’s friend and teammate, Bryan Danielson. Now, if you’re putting a target on Bryan’s back, you might as well put one on Moxley’s. You wanna get violent? You wanna be tough guys? Well, you’re welcome to come find Moxley, he’ll be here all night. But he suspects that maybe, he’s not their type. What he could do is run up on them with a tire iron. He could run them over in the parking lot.

But he gets the sense that that wont’ teach the DCF anything. So he’ll pick the biggest, baddest, meanest one of all of ’em, “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, and challenge Hobbs to a match one week from tonight in the main event of Dynamite in Jacksonville, Florida. Hobbs will accept, because in that match, Hobbs will find out just how out of his depths he is stepping to the IWGP World Champion. Because Moxley won’t make it quick or easy. He will drag Hobbs to the deepest waters that there are, and Hobbs will look around and see no shore. When he asks the ref for the rescue, Hobbs will know the difference between him and Moxley, and that Callis is feeding him lies.

Hobbs will know that he, like everyone else in this business, NO ONE can touch Moxley! There are a lot of great wrestlers in this world, but there is and only ever will be ONE Jon Moxley! The fans fire up for that, but will Hobbs survive the homecoming at Daily’s Place?


Mercedes Mone speaks.

“Last week, somebody attacked me in the dark because they were too afraid to face me in the light. But as the CEO, I always get right back up. And as the CEO, I can’t wait to pay back that b*tch that attacked me last week. Lights off, huh? That sounds a little too familiar, Julia Hart.” Mercedes didn’t think Julia was the kind to be a coward. Or maybe, it was someone who wants us to think it’s Julia? Maybe it’s someone who doesn’t wanna face Mercedes when she’s healthy. Either way, Mercedes puts the entire division on notice, and she will watch that Mixed Tag Match. But remember this: There’s a price to pay when you mess with Mone.


Mixed Tag Match: Adam “Edge” Copeland & Willow Nightingale VS Brody King & Julia Hart!

Speaking of that Mixed Tag, Dynamite is about to get Rated R as the TNT Champion and the Babe with the Power are stepping to the King of Death and the TBS Champion! Will Copeland & Willow have the edge going into Dynasty? Or will even now, The House Always Win?

Wait! Willow is down and out! A medic checks her but she says she’s fine. Kris Statlander & Stokely Hathaway aren’t so sure, but there is Dynasty to think about. And then the lights go out in the arena! And when they come back up, surprise! Brody is in the ring and he CLOBBERS Edge! Julia laughs from the stage as Brody TOSSES Edge out. The fans hoot and bark as Brody whips Edge hard into the barriers! Brody CHOPS Edge, stalks him, then whips him into more barriers! Brody makes Edge take a seat, fires off forearms, then hoots as he gets space. The fans hoot along and Brody comes back, to CROSSBODY Edge against the LEDs!

Brody stands, the ref reprimands but this isn’t even a match yet! Did the House just take out their enemies in quick fashion? Edge crawls towards the ring, he isn’t gonna let the House have their way! Edge drags himself up to the apron and into the ring, and the fans fire up as the bell rings! Brody runs up to SPLASH in the corner! Edge falls over, Brody storms around, then Brody drags Edge up as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Brody CHOS Edge, has him on ropes, and CHOKES him on the ropes! The ref counts, Brody steps back, and Julia gets a cheap shot in! Then she CHOKES Edge while the ref is still busy with Brody! Brody storms up on Edge, suplexes high and hard, then stalks up behind Edge. Brody drags Edge up, ROCKS him, and Edge ends up in a corner. Brody digs his boots in, the ref counts again, but Brody lets off at 4. Edge sits down in the corner and Brody gives him scuffing, toying kicks. Brody lets off to stand Edge up, and CHOP him down! Brody CHOKES Edge on ropes again, but lets off as the ref counts.

Edge sputters, Brody drags him around, and Brody whips Edge hard into the corner! Edge falls, Brody storms up and stands on Edge’s face, but the ref counts. Brody steps back, Edge goes to the apron, but Julia is there to CHOKE him! The ref is none the wiser and Julia mocks the fans. Brody has Edge under ropes for the GUILLOTINE CATAPULT! Brody drags Edge back up, and CHOPS him to a corner. Brody CHOPS again, Dynamite returns to single picture, and Brody hoists Edge up top. Brody climbs up to rain down fists! Brody only goes to three before he hauls Edge up, but Edge fights the superplex!

The fans fire up as Edge and Brody trade body shots. Edge then HEADBUTTS away on Brody, and BITES his forehead! Edge DECKS Brody off the corner, then adjusts. Brody stands, Edge FLYING LARIATS! Both men are down and the fans fire up again! Julia coaches Brody, he sits up to fire a forearm! Edge fires back, they go shot for shot, then Brody CHOPS! Edge CHOPS! They CHOP, throw forearms, and the fans fire up behind Edge! Edge kicks and IMP- NO, Brody throws him away! Edge dodges the lariat to LARIAT! Brody stays up so Edge runs up to clothesline in a corner! And again! And again!

Edge fires shots, runs side to side, then BOOTS Brody! The fans fire up as Brody leans on the ropes! Edge runs again, for another BOOT! Edge huffs and puffs and he brings Brody around, IMPALER! Cover, TWO! Brody is still in this and Julia coaches him up. Edge stays on Brody, but Brody TOSSES him to the corner! Edge BOOTS back, goes up, and FLYING BLOCKBUSTERS! The fans fire up as Edge rises, and he has a wild look as he goes to the corner. Edge runs in, but Brody LARIATS him down! Julia is fired up, and Brody drags Edge to a corner. Brody storms around as he hoots, then he runs corner to corner to CANNONBALL but only gets buckles!

The fans fire up as Edge and Brody are both down! Julia coaches Brody, the fans rally, and here comes Willow! Taped up as she is, Willow’s on the corner! Brody drags Edge up and in, but Edge reaches out! Willow tags in! She goes up and she CROSSBODIES Brody! Then she chases after Julia! Julia says no no no, but then Edge SPEARS Brody! Willow hoots now, the fans join in, and Willow gives Brody a CANNONBALL! Julia runs in with a chain! CHAIN PUNCH!! The fans boo as Julia says the House Always Wins! Edge LARIATS Brody out of the ring, but Julia clamps on the HARTLESS LOCK! Willow is OUT, The House of Black wins!

Winners: Brody King & Julia Hart, by submission

The Princess of the Black Throne made sure to have an ace up her sleeve to take this one from Willow! But wait! Here comes Mone! And she has a chair! Julia laughs as she slips away, taking her title with her. The House of Black won tonight, but will they establish their Dynasty?

As for Mone and Willow, well Mone still has the chair and is considering her options. Edge slides back in, so Mone stands down. Edge shakes Mone’s hand, long time no see. Mone still wants to go Double or Nothing, but will she be facing the Keeper of Secrets? Or will it be a long awaited rematch with the Babe with the Power?


Backstage interview with Samoa Joe.

Renee Paquette says we’re just four days away from Dynasty, a PPV where the AEW World Championship will be on the line 1v1, Samoa Joe VS Swerve Strickland. Renee says that in this situation, just Joe and Swerve, how does Joe see Swerve as an opponent? Well, first, Joe viewed Swerve as a worthy adversary. Someone who some day might be a great champion. But for now, he’s just a nuisance. Joe says Swerve is not someone who has overwhelming speed, strength, size, no. He’s just someone who keeps standing back up after getting knocked down. No matter how many times Joe puts Swerve in the dirt, Swerve just gets back up.

To Joe, that doesn’t seem like a prerequisite to becoming a champion, that’s a punching bag. Then Renee wants to run this back to last week on Dynamite. Joe is always calm, cool, collected and in the driver’s seat. But after last week, Swerve getting his shot in on Joe, then Swerve & Nana holding up the AEW World Championship, Joe’s reaction… Walk us through what that was. As expected, Joe was worried his property was in the hands of someone who will never possess it. That maybe this belt would need to be disinfected before it could be TV ready. You don’t know where Nana’s been!

As for Swerve, Joe will focus on his track record and what he represents. It seems that with every title Swerve has challenged for, he has come up short. Is that not right? Seems like Swerve’s a choke artist. Every championship, every opportunity, every time he tries, he comes just so close, then swerves off target. History will repeat itself at Dynasty, as at Dynasty, Joe will do what he always does, and that is destroy the opposition, cement his legacy as the greatest AEW World Champion of all time, and for Swerve, “my friend, unfortunately you are a choke artist. And come Dynasty, you won’t have to worry about it. I’ll be the one choking you out instead.”

The One True King of Wrestling has spoken, but will he still end up dethroned by The Realest?


AEW takes a closer look at The Young Bucks VS FTR Part 4.

But as the highlights of ladder matches and of All In London 2023 play, the Bucks themselves interrupt. This package sucks, who edited this together? Cut, cut! The video stops, and we cut to gorilla. Matthew Jackson “apologizes” to FTR, but tonight’s episode is already running short on time, so they gotta bump this from the show. But Matthew promises, the full package will go on social media. And Nicholas sure hopes FTR is watching, because they’re about to beat their friends’ asses in a really cool Six Man Tag. And yeah, it’s a tune-up for Dynasty! A ladder match for the tag titles? Are you kidding? The Bucks perfected that match!

And the Bucks will then become AEW’s first-ever THREE TIME World Tag Team Champions. But what about tonight, Rainmaker? Kazuchika Okada says, “Hey, Pac! You will not make it to Dynasty. You are a dead man!” Cue the music, time for the badass entrance using that elevator thing. But will the New Elite really be rolling into St. Louis with momentum? Or are they underestimating the Top Guys’ allies?

Six Man Tag: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks VS PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo & Daniel Garcia!

The trios sort out and The Rainmaker starts against The Bastard as a preview of their Continental Championship match. The fans rally behind Pac, but then The Bucks CLOBBER him, and Okada BLASTS Pac’s corner! The fans boo as The Elite stomps away on Pac, then the Bucks stand down. Okada tags Nick, he storms up but Pac SOBATS! KICKS! And SOBATS! Pac runs to SHOTGUN BOOT! The fans fire up and Pac tags Penta. They double whip, double hip toss, then they coordinate, STANDING MOONSAULT LEG DROP COMBO! Cover, TWO! Penta runs up to KICK Nick in the leg! The fans rally with “CERO! MIEDO!” as Penta has Nick on ropes.

Penta whips, Nick reverses, and Matt gets a cheap shot! Penta GAMANGIRIS Matt, but Okada BOOTS Penta down! The fans boo as Nick distracted the ref the entire time. Nick stomps Penta, tags Matt, and Matt rains down fists! The fans boo, but Matt tags Nick back in. The Bucks double whip Penta to a corner, then Matt runs in, only for Penta to TOSS him out! Nick runs up, Penta makes him handstand on the corner, and Penta SUPERKICKS! Nick staggers, Penta tags Garcia! Garcia rallies on Nick, wrenches and clinches, HALF HATCH! The fans fire up as Garcia clotheslines in a corner! Garcia goes up, and he rains down fists!

The fans count all the way to nine, then Garcia winds up to DO HIS DANCE! Garcia lets off, runs up on Okada and BLASTS him! Garcia LARIATS Nick, whips him to ropes, but Nick reverses. Okada trips Garcia and drags him out! But Garcia ROCKS Okada first! Matt runs up, Garcia DECKS him! But Nick PENALTY KICKS from the apron! Nick BLASTS Pac off the apron, Matt YANKS Penta down, and The Elite attacks while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Matt drags Penta up to whip him into railing! Penta tumbles over into the front row! Nick sends Pac into railing, then soaks up the heat. Matt throws hands on Pac, and he mocks Garcia’s dance, too! Okada puts Garcia in the ring for Nick, Matt mocks the front row, and Nick rains down fists on Garcia! Nick goes all the way to nine, so also mock the dance! Nick lets off to tell everyone that’s a FINE! Nick stomps Garcia, kicks him around, then he tags Okada. Okada storms up to CLUB Garcia, then he drags Garcia around. Okada snapmares Garcia, runs and basement DROPKICKS! The bucks applaud while Okada stands over Garcia.

Okada tags Matt, Matt drags Garcia up and whips him into the corner. Matt runs up but into an ELBOW! Garcia storms up, but Matt scoops for a BACKBREAKER! Nick tags in, slingshot LEG DROP! Cover, TWO! Garcia grits his teeth, he pie faces  Nick, but Nick drops a knee on Garcia’s back. Matt gets on a mic to talk to Taz, and to also say hi to Excalibur and Tony Schiavone. Nick CHOKES Garcia on ropes, lets off at 4, and he runs up to SHINING WIZARD! Matt keeps doing his own play by play as Nick bumps Garcia off buckles. Dynamite returns to single picture, Okada holds Garcia in place and Nick runs in, but Garcia BOOTS Nick!

Garcia elbows Okada away, CHOPS Nick, repeat! Matt is concerned on “commentary,” Nick runs back in but Garcia sends him into Okada! Matt says to get him, but Nick waistlocks Garcia. Garcia wrenches to SAIDO free! Matt asks for the tag, Nick tags him, and Matt still holds onto the mic as he stomps Garcia! Matt says it’s fine, he’s got this. Matt promises the ref he won’t hit Garcia with the mic. Matt instead talks trash, shouting, “You think you’re better than me, Garcia?! HUH!?” Matt then pie faces Garcia! Matt eggs on “the kid,” dares Garcia to show him the reason they hired him, and Garcia gets up to reel Matt in!

Matt freaks out, saying he’s sorry, they’re good! But Garcia still gives Matt the SAIDO! The fans fire up while Garcia crawls, hot tag to Pac! Pac RAMS into Matt, slingshots up and over then keeps moving to CLOBBER him! And CLOBBER him again! Pac whips, Matt reveres but Pac stops, sidesteps and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Nick runs in, but he also gets a SNAP GERMAN! The Bucks stagger up, Pac climbs a corner, DOUBLE MISSILE DROPKICK! The Bucks bail out, the fans fire up, and Pac goes up a corner! ARIHARA MOONSAULT! Down goes both Bucks and the fans are thunderous! Pac even dares Okada to get some! Okada says he’s not legal, he can’t!

Pac still taunts Okada, but then Matt CLOBBERS Pac from behind! Okada tags in, now he’s legal. Okada then BLASTS Penta, and Nick steps back in. Okada and Nick get Pac up, they double whip him to a corner, then Okada sends Nick in. Pac puts Nick on the apron, Matt’s on the other side, and Okada runs in, DOUBLE GIRI ELBOW COMBO! Okada then brings Pac up, Alabama Lifts, and REVERSE NECKBREAKER! Cover, Penta KICKS it apart! The fans fire up while Pac and Okada are both down! They stir, crawl, hot tag to Penta! CROSSBODY for Okada! Penta runs, SLINGBLADE for Nick! SLINGBLADE for Matt!

Penta catches Okada, tuck and pump handle, MADE IN JAPAN!! Cover, The Bucks break it! The fans boo but Nick rains fists down on Penta. The Bucks whip Penta to Okada, but Penta wheelbarrows and victory rolls, DOUBLE SATELLITE- NO, The Bucks back drop free! Garcia storms up, blocks Nick’s superkick to send it into Matt! Then Garcia reels Nick in, TWIST ‘N’ SHOUT! Matt superkick feints to DDT Garcia! Pac is up, he HOTSHOTS Matt, then slingshots to CUTTER! The fans are thunderous as Pac glares at Okada. Pac drags Penta to the corner, tags in, and “This is Awesome!” as we get that title match preview after all!

Okada fires a forearm, Pac gives it back, and they keep going back and forth! Pac gets the edge, then whips, but Okada reverses. Okada runs up, into a SUPERKICK! The fans are thunderous as Pac goes up the corner! But Matt trips Pac up! Pac crashes down to the mat, but the fans rally as Garcia rises! Pac crawls over, hot tag to Garcia! Garcia fires off forearms on Okada, then CHOPS! Garcia runs, into a DROPKICK! Okada drags Garcia up, scoops, but Garcia slips free to trip him! Jackknife bridge, TWO!! Okada escapes, gets around, and sends Garcia into DOUBLE GAMANGIRI! Then gut wrench and TOMBSTONE!!

Penta runs up, but Okada dodges the slingblade! Okada scoops Penta to TOMBSTONE!! Nick & Matt get in, DOUBLE SUPERKICKS into the RAINMAKER!! Cover, New Elite wins!

Winners: Kazuchika Okada & The Young Bucks, by pinfall

The Continental Champion smirks as he looms over the Dragonslayer, but The Bucks sit Garcia back up! E V P TRIGGER!! Garcia suffers for being friends with FTR, and then the Bucks bring out a ladder! Penta gets up but Matt DECKS him! Matt stomps Penta, stands on him, and Nick brings Garcia over. Scoop SLAM onto the ladder! Garcia writhes, but the Bucks still aren’t done! They open the ladder, stick Garcia inside, and then squeeze it shut on him! Okada & Matt hold Garcia down while Nick climbs up, but Pac returns! Pac runs the New Elite off with that bell hammer! The Bastard already had reason enough to go after them, but will he take out his rage on Okada?

As for The Bucks, they’ve got the momentum and the upper hand going into that Ladder match! Will they be the ones making history? Or will Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood be the ones to establish their Dynasty?


Dynamite returns with Taz in the ring.

The Suplex Machine promised Chris Jericho to set up a meeting with Hook, so he’s here as moderator as Lionheart makes his entrance. Jericho joins Taz in the ring, followed by Hook. Taz has the mic while fans chant “HOOK! HOOK!” Taz says he’s just here to make sure things go nice and easy. There have been some issues between both Jericho and Hook. That said, Jericho has the floor. Jericho has the mic to say he’s known Taz for 30 years, and he appreciates Taz getting Hook to come out here. And to Hook, Jericho thanks him for coming out here. Jericho just wants to clear up some things.

The reason Jericho pulled Hook off the apron last week was not to mess with Shibata. Shibata ended up collateral damage. Jericho just wanted to get Hook’s attention and let him know it felt like Hook wasn’t listening to him as much as he should. The fans boo and Hook eats chips while Jericho says he is doing this all for Hook. Some say Jericho’s the greatest of all time at this. Others talk about the learning tree. Jericho says he IS the learning tree. The fans boo more but Jericho wants Hook to think about the people who listened to Jericho’s “perfect parables,” his pearls of wisdom. Every single one of them has gotten to that next level.

MJF, Orange Cassidy, Eddie Kingston, Daniel Garcia, Jon Moxley, Will Ospreay, and so many more! Everyone that has come into the “Jericho Vortex” has come out the other side a better performer, a better wrestler, and to be honest, a better person. That is what Jericho wants for Hook. He wants them to scale to the highest of heights together. They can reach the top of Wizard Mountain so they can both breathe in the rarified air of Jericho and reach the top! Jericho knows he can get Hook there. So what does Hook say? Is he ready to put the animosity aside so he can sit under the brilliant branches of the learning tree?

The fans are booing and saying no. What does Hook say? “No!” The fans cheer and Jericho looks disappointed. What does Hook mean, “no?” Hook says he doesn’t need Jericho’s help. Dude, c’mon. Don’t be stupid. Taz stops Jericho there, but Jericho tells Taz to stop. The fans boo but Jericho says he’s doing what Taz should’ve done 30 years ago and give this kid some proper guidance! Seriously! But this is what Jericho is talking about. He needs to get Hook away from all this dead weight that’s been holding him back his entire life. Taz says Jericho needs to calm down but Jericho says Taz needs to stop.

Jericho again tells Hook that he has had people his whole life telling him how good he is, how he’s a future world champion, including Taz, his father. But Jericho says Hook is not as good as he thinks he is! The fans boo more and Taz speaks up again, only for Jericho to SHOVE him! The fans boo even harder, and now Hook is mad! Hook drops the mic, he storms up to Jericho, and then he SHOVES Jericho into a corner! Hook tells Jericho that he crossed the line. You wanna see how good Hook is? He’ll go another round with him, anytime, anywhere! Now get outta his ring! Jericho says Hook doesn’t mean that, but Hook says it again, get outta his ring!

Hook lets Jericho go and the fans sing “Hey hey hey, Goodbye~!” Jericho slowly takes his leave, trying to smooth things over, but it’s too late for that. When and where will the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil get his hooks into Lionheart?


Backstage interview with Swerve Strickland.

Renee now sits down with the #1 contender to the AEW World Championship. In just a matter of days, Swerve’s career could change. Swerve could become the NEW AEW World Champion at Dynasty. In order to do that, he has to beat Joe. We heard from Joe earlier, what is Swerve’s reaction to Joe calling him a “choke artist?” Swerve chuckles at that. He’ll ask back, does Renee agree with Joe that Swerve’s a choke artist? No, she does not. He doesn’t think so, either. Joe talked about Swerve stumbling, title opportunity after opportunity. He isn’t wrong about that. Swerve has stumbled out the gate, stumbling throughout his career.

But guess what? Swerve’s always fallen forward into success. Just in this past year alone, Swerve was put in a coffin, got back up. He got stapled, body thrown into barbed wire, and he got back up. Not but a couple weeks ago, a man punched him in the face with a chain, bloodied him, and Swerve is still here. Swerve always gets back up. That’s his military upbringing, his warrior ethos: never give up, never quit. So Joe, call Swerve whatever you want. Punching bag, choke artist, a parasite, but guess what? This Sunday at Dynasty, he’ll also be calling Swerve the NEW AEW World Champion. “Whose house?”

Renee asks what makes Swerve so confident about Sunday? Swerve thinks about it, and says with all due respect, it isn’t something he should be answering to Renee. He should be saying this to Samoa Joe. Swerve takes off the mic, takes off his jacket and his hat to get up in the camera. Swerve promises to tell Joe this to his face, in that ring, tonight! Swerve storms off, but will Joe bother to meet him out there?


Deonna Purrazzo VS Mariah May w/ Toni Storm & Luther!

While The Virtuosa won’t be part of the sequel title picture with the leading lady, she’ll gladly take out the understudy! Will Deonna make sure Mariah can’t help Timeless Toni against Thunder Rosa? Or will Mariah make her mentor proud?

The bell rings and the fans rally as the two circle. They tie up, go around, and Mariah shoves Deonna down. Mariah pulls on Deonna’s hair, they tie up again, and Mariah puts Deonna in the corner. Mariah ROCKS Deonna, whips corner to corner but Deonna reverses. Deonna runs in, blocks a boot, THROWS Mariah by that leg, then runs to KNEE LIFT and RUSSIAN LEG SWEEP! Roll through, but Mariah scrambles out of the ring! The fans fire up as Storm is there to check on her protege, but Deonna builds speed! Storm gets Mariah out of the way as Deonna baseball slides, and Mariah DECKS Deonna!

Mariah whips Deonna into barriers, Storm taunts the “loser,” then Mariah puts Deonna back in. Deonna swings, Mariah ducks and ROUNDHOUSES! Mariah rams a shoulder in, only to get caught! Deonna drags Mariah out for a DRAPING DDT! Cover, TWO! Mariah goes to a corner, Storm coaches her, but Deonna runs up, Mariah goes up and over, ROCKS Deonna again, then puts Deonna up top. Mariah runs up to STRATUS- NO, Deonna shoves her away! So Mariah SHOVES Deonna to the floor! The fans cheer as Mariah poses, and Storm taunts Deonna again as Dynamite goes picture in picture.

The ref is busy with Mariah, and that lets Storm step on Deonna’s face! Mariah goes out to kick Deonna around, then CHOPS her against the apron. Mariah puts Deonna in, kicks her around, and then drags Deonna up. Mariah runs to SHOTGUN Deonna down! Cover, TWO! Mariah keeps calm, Storm coaches her and Mariah CHOPS Deonna. Mariah puts Deonna in a corner, bumps her off buckles, then digs her boot in. The ref counts, Mariah lets off, but Deonna dodges the chop to CHOP! And CHOP! Mariah knees low, snapmares, then she clamps on a chinlock. Deonna endures, even as Mariah thrashes her around.

Deonna fights up, but Mariah throws her by her hair! The ref reprimands, Mariah “apologizes,” then she kicks Deonna around. Mariah brings Deonna through the ropes to CHOKE her! The ref counts, Mariah lets off at 4, then she stalks Deonna to a corner. Mariah fires forearms, stomps a mudhole in, then lets off again. Mariah digs her boot into Deonna, lets off as the ref counts, then whips her corner to corner hard! Mariah runs in, Deonna ELBOWS her back, and Dynamite returns to single picture. Deonna ELBOWS Mariah again, goes up the corner, but Mariah runs up! Deonna BOOTS Mariah, then hits a FLYING KNEE on Mariah’s arm!

Deonna runs up to LARIAT Mariah, then whips her to ropes. Mariah reverses but Deonna KICKS back! And LARIATS again! The fans fire up as Deonna covers, TWO! Deonna is annoyed but she brings Mariah up. Mariah ROCKS Deonna! Deonna ROCKS Mariah! The forearms go back and forth, faster and faster, then Deonna gets the edge! Deonna runs up, but Mariah ROCKS her at ropes! Mariah runs, but Deonna catches her to the BACK2BACKBREAKER, and right into a takedown! FUJIWARA ARMBAR!! Mariah scrambles to the ROPEBREAK! The ref counts, Deonna lets go at 4.

Deonna drags Mariah up, CHOPS her, and Mariah ends up in a corner. Deonna whips corner to corner, Mariah reveres but Deonna dodges to BOOT! Cover, TWO! Mariah survives but Deonna drags her right up. Deonna reels Mariah in, vows to end this, and lifts, but Mariah slips free of the bomb! HEADBUTT! Deonna flops into a corner, Mariah takes aim! Storm and the fans rally up, KISS THIS!! Mariah hits the hip attack, then TORNADO DDTS! Cover, TWO!! Deonna survives and shocks Mariah! Mariah drags Deonna up, Storm wants this to end. Mariah fireman’s carries, Deonna sunset flips! But Mariah sits on it! TWO!!

Deonna finishes the sunset flip, DEONNA WINS!!

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo, by pinfall

But Storm attacks Deonna! She and Mariah beat down The Virtuosa, but here comes Thunder Rosa! She CLOBBERS Luther, then dodges Mariah to BOOT Storm! Then ROUNDHOUSE for Mariah! La Mera Mera shoves Mariah out, has the fans all fired up, and Deonna gets in Rosa’s face. They argue, shove, and then Mariah trips Deonna to drag her out! Mariah and Deonna brawl, Storm takes aim, to kick Rosa low! But Rosa wrenches back to DECK Storm! Rosa gets Storm into a CAMEL CLUTCH, and brings out lipstick! Rosa SMEARS it all over Storm’s crazy face! Rosa gets payback for Storm disrespecting the face paint!

Storm scrambles away, Luther doing his best to clean her up. The Storm and the Thunder are about to clash, which force of nature will reign over the AEW Women’s Division?


Backstage interview with Bullet Club Gold.

Renee is now with the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions, but she has to get the Gunns to stop tapping the mic. This is a very exciting time in AEW as Dynasty is just days away. BCG asked for this time, what is going on? Jay White says it is very exciting but Renee doesn’t seem that excited. This is supposed to be her favorite time of the week! She gets to talk with the who? Bang Bang Gang. Aw c’mon, say it with feeling! Yeah, like this! BANG BANG GANG! The Bang Bang Gang has been having a blast the last couple of months. They did some scissoring, learned new catchphrases, sold new merch, made new friends, got new fans, and the boys even hung out with their old man.

And now everyone can see just how much better off Austin & Colten are without Daddy Ass and with #StepdaddySwitch. And y’know what? They’ll fulfill their destiny at Dynasty! How did this all start? Surprise, surprise, it is all about the gold. They are the ROH Six Man Champs, and Acclaimed have what BCG wants! The Acclaimed are the AEW World Trios Champions! They’ll put it all on the line, #WinnersTakeAll! And then we will see that THE greatest three man unit today is the Bang Bang Gang! And if you ain’t down with that, they’ve got two words for ya: GUNS UP! Jay White & The Gunns want it all, but will they lose it all in St. Louis?


The Acclaimed respond.

Daddy Ass says, “Well. It seems that you three have finally grown a set and showed everybody what your true intensions are, and that’s to get a shot at the championships that we now hold. Well, Jay White, I’ve already beaten the life outta you. And as for those other two, hell, I’ve been beating the hell out of them since they were little kids. You called down the thunder, well now you’ve got it.” Anthony Bowens says, “That’s right, Jay White. You wanna fight? This Sunday on Dynasty, you want us to put the AEW Trios titles on the line? Well guess what? We accept your challenge. So bring your little Ass Boys, bring your big golden bat, because guess what?

“The Scissor King has got a big golden bat of your own, and you can choke on it!” Max Caster says that’s right, “Twinkblade and the Ass Boys. You guys wanna make challenges? Well let us in on the fun, too. Just for old times, let’s run it back! Two on two, Acclaimed and the Ass Boys on Collision this week, and we’re gonna beat your ass, I’ve got no doubts about it! Because…” “EVERYONE! LOVES! THE ACCLAIMED!” The stakes have been raised, who will establish their Dynasty in the Zero Hour?


Orange Cassidy VS Shane Taylor w/ Shane Taylor Promotions!

Trent Beretta turns on Freshly Squeezed and now it’s all falling apart. And who better to kick someone when they’re down than Big Bad Shaney T. Boy? Will Shane rumble, bad man, rumble? Or will Cassidy fight like a man with nothing left to lose?

The bell rings and the fans rally behind Cassidy. But then Ogogo and Moriarty close in. Shane tells his guys it’s fine, he’s got this. Ogogo and Moriarty stand down. Shane eggs Cassidy on about how he took out Shibata. Shane even says Cassidy can give the people what they want and put his hands in the pockets. Cassidy puts his hands up, and then in the pockets! The fans cheer, Cassidy dodges Shane and SHOTGUNS! Shane stays up, Cassidy kips up, then he dodges again! Another SHOTGUN, another kip up, and Cassidy runs to SHOTGUN again! Shane stays up in a corner, but Cassidy runs in. Shane swings, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls, but Shane blocks!

Shane suplexes, Cassidy kicks and flails, but ends up on ropes. Shane hits LONDON TOWER! Cassidy flops out of the ring, Shane distracts the ref, and Moriarty stomps away on Cassidy! Moriarty THROWS Cassidy into barriers, then puts him in the ring. Moriarty acts innocent, and Shane puts Cassidy in the corner. Shane taunts Cassidy, puts his arms around ropes and hands in the pockets. Shane winds up to CHOP! Cassidy sputters as he drops to his knees. Cassidy flops out of the ring again, but the ref tells Moriarty & Ogogo to back off while Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Cassidy clutches his neck, slowly sits up, but Shane goes out after him. Shane winds up and hushes the fans, only to throw Cassidy into the ring. Shane won’t do what the fans want, and he drags Cassidy up into a corner. Shane wraps the arms around ropes again, tucks them back in the pockets, and then argues with the ref. Shane ROCKS Cassidy, Cassidy flops against ropes, and Shane taunts him while stalking him. Shane puts Cassidy in a corner, talks trash and pie faces, but Cassidy fires haymakers! Cassidy fires off shot after shot, then winds up, but Shane bobs ‘n’ weaves and HEADBUTTS! Cassidy flops out of the ring again!

Moriarty mockingly cheers Cassidy on while Shane goes out to fetch him. Shane puts Cassidy on the apron, and CLUBS him! Shane then goes up to the apron, lines up the shot, APRON LEG DROP! Cassidy sputters as he flounders away, and Shane storms back in after him. Shane taunts Cassidy, and Cassidy “unleashes” body shots. Shane pie faces Cassidy, Cassidy fires more shots, then winds up. Shane encourages the fans to fire up, too, but then Cassidy SUPERKICKS! Shane wobbles, but he DECKS Cassidy! Shane stalks Cassidy to a corner, stands Cassidy up, and Dynamite returns to single picture.

Shane fires off hands, but Cassidy dodges the chop! Cassidy runs in, Shane puts him on the apron, but Cassidy ducks to ROCK Shane back! And bumps him off buckles! ROCK, BUMP, repeat! Cassidy dribbles Shane off the buckles over and over, then lets off as the ref counts. The fans fire up, Cassidy climbs up, but while Shane distracts the ref, Ogogo grabs a foot! Cassidy shakes Ogogo off but Moriarty gets the other foot! Cassidy kicks him away, too, but Shane choke grips! Shane has Cassidy with both hands, but Cassidy throws hands! Shane still holds Cassidy up so Cassidy fires off faster and faster shots!

Shane lets Cassidy go, Cassidy runs to tilt-o-whirl, but Shane blocks the DDT again! Shane suplexes, into STUN DOG MILLIONAIRE! Shane wobbles, Cassidy runs to DIVE onto Moriarty! Cassidy then DIVES onto Ogogo! Cassidy keeps moving, takes aim, ORANGE- NO, Shane dodges! But Cassidy dodges, only for the SOUTHPAW to hit! Cover, TWO! Cassidy survives, Shane huffs and puffs, and Shane drags Cassidy up. Shane vows to end this, and he tucks Cassidy in, only for Cassidy to fight free! Cassidy tries to Alabama Lift?! Shane’s too big! Shane KNEES Cassidy, but Cassidy ORANGE PUNCHES!! Off comes the elbow pad, Cassidy reloads, ORANGE- HAYMAKER from Shane!

Cassidy wobbles, Shane winds up again, but ORANGE PUNCH!! Cover, Cassidy wins!!

Winner: Orange Cassidy, by pinfall

But then Moriarty clamps on a SLEEPER!! The fans boo as Ogogo storms in and unbuttons his sleeves. The fans boo as STP mugs Cassidy! Ogogo shows off the Olympic level left hand, and then Shane says this isn’t it! Get Cassidy up! Ogogo & Moriarty drag Cassidy to his feet, but here comes Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal! But then BLAM, someone hits Daniels with a chair! And BLAM, same for Sydal! IT’S TRENT!!! Trent CHUCKS the chair into Sydal’s face! The fans boo, and Trent is still wearing the shirt, “Trent & Orange Win The Big One.” Trent glares at Cassidy, STP is a bit confused, but the fans tell off #JustTrent.

STP get Cassidy up again, and Shane DECKS Cassidy!! The fans boo harder, but Cassidy is put in the BORDER CITY STRETCH!! Cassidy suffers as Trent leaves. Best Friends no more, but did Trent just watch the end of Orange Cassidy?



This Saturday, April 20th, the night before Dynasty, it is Collision AND Rampage back-to-back for THREE hours of All Elite Wrestling! Make sure your DVR is set accordingly so you don’t miss a minute of Dynasty Weekend!


BREAKING NEWS for Collision!

Just 24 hours before all their title matches on Dynasty, Okada & The Young Bucks are back in action against Pac & FTR! Will The New Elite win another trios match? Or will the #TopBastards have momentum going into St. Louis?


Roderick Strong speaks.

“Kyle, your comeback was sweet. I swear to you, I smiled and I cried because I was so happy to have you back. But there’s something that you didn’t realize.” Roddy is of course referring to how Kyle could do it on his own, so long as he didn’t get in Roddy’s way. Roddy finishes by saying, “When we step into the ring, I am going to break you, and I am going to end you forever!” Another friendship turned sour all because of pride and greed, but will the Savior of the Backbreaker be Kyle’s doom? Or will there be no End of Heartache when Kyle takes the International Championship away from The Undisputed Kingdom?


Will Ospreay VS Claudio Castagnoli!

The Don Callis Family tried to break the Blackpool Combat Club, and they just about did it to Bryan Danielson at the end of Collision last Saturday. Will the Swiss Superman exact some revenge on behalf of the American Dragon? Or will the Aerial Assassin simply sharpen his blade using Claudio’s body?

Dynamite returns as Claudio makes his entrance. Don Callis has magically appeared on commentary because “the golden goose,” “The King of the Bangers,” is here thanks to him. The bell rings and Claudio immediately UPPERCUTS Ospreay to the corner! Claudio drags Ospreay to a cover, TWO!! Claudio keeps the hot start going as he hauls Ospreay up, reels him in, and tucks the arms! RICOLA- NO, Ospreay slips free to ROCK Claudio, whip, but Claudio reverses. Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges and RAN- NO, Claudio blocks the rana to pop Ospreay around into a BACKBREAKER! Ospreay clutches his back while fans are torn.

The fans rally for Ospreay as hard as they can, but Claudio stands Ospreay up to ROCK him! Claudio storms up on Ospreay in the corner, throws a body shot, but Ospreay CHOPS in return! And CHOPS! And CHOPS! Claudio UPPERCUTS Ospreay down! The fans fire up, Claudio whips Ospreay to a corner, then runs up, into a BOOT! Ospreay goes up to FLYING RANA! Claudio tumbles away, gets up, but Ospreay BOOTS him out of the ring! The fans fire up, Ospreay aims but Claudio moves. No plancha and the fans boo, but Ospreay storms out after Claudio to CHOP him again! Ospreay ROCKS Claudio, but Claudio RAMS Ospreay into barriers!

The fans rally, Claudio RAMS Ospreay into railing! Claudio whips Ospreay at the LED, but Ospreay leaps over! Claudio runs up, but Ospreay ROCKS him first! Ospreay then goes up onto the barrier, to FLYING FOREARM! Down goes Claudio and the fans fire up! Ospreay SMACKS Claudio off aprons, fires shots, then puts Claudio in the ring. Fans sing for “OSPREAY~, OSPREAY OSPREAY OSPREAY~!” as he goes up the apron. Ospreay springboards but Claudio trips him up! Fans boo but Claudio drags Ospreay in, runs side to side, and DOUBLE STOMPS! The fans boo as Claudio stands on Ospreay and stomps around.

The ref reprimands and counts, Claudio steps off at 4, but then DOUBLE STOMPS again! Claudio brings Ospreay up, scoops, and hits a BACKBREAKER! Claudio bends Ospreay back against his knee, but Ospreay endures. Ospreay gets his hands in, throws hands on Claudio and stands up. They trade forearms, the fans rally, and Claudio eggs Ospreay on. Ospreay ROCKS Claudio! Claudio ROCKS Ospreay! Ospreay fires a flurry, but Claudio ROCKS him again! Claudio brings Ospreay around to ROCK him in the back! Claudio eggs Ospreay on, whips, but Ospreay ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl and again, DEJA VU RANA!

The fans fire up as Claudio bails out! Ospreay gets fans to join in “OI! OI! OI!” then he runs up to PLANCHA! But Claudio catches him! APRON BACKBREAKER! Ospreay writhes, Claudio soaks up the heat, and Dynamite goes picture in picture.

Claudio stomps Ospreay around, drags him up, and then whips him hard into the LED barrier! Claudio leaves Ospreay behind to step into the ring, and he lets the ring count handle this. Ospreay rises, clutches his side and hobbles his way into the ring. Claudio is there to stomp away on him! Claudio drags Ospreay up, Ospreay fires a forearm! Claudio fires back, they throw forearms back and forth again, but then Ospreay snapmares and KICKS Claudio! Claudio gets right up to snapmare and run, to UPPERCUT Ospreay! Cover, ONE!! Ospreay stays tough and Claudio grows frustrated. Claudio then clamps on with a chinlock.

Ospreay endures, fights up, throws body shots, then puts Claudio in a corner. Ospreay whips corner to corner but Claudio reverses, and Ospreay hits buckles hard! Claudio does a little victory lap before he cheers himself on. Then he drops an ELBOW! Cover, TWO! Claudio clamps a chinlock right back on, and the modified S grip lets him wrench Ospreay’s head. Dynamite returns to single picture as Ospreay endures, fights up, and throws body shots. Claudio knees low, runs, but into the TIGER WALL KICK and ENZIGIRI! Ospreay whips, Claudio reverses but Ospreay handsprings to NEURALIZER KICK!

The fans fire up while both men are down! Callis says he told Ospreay in their strategy meeting that he needs “moves in bunches” to take down Claudio. The standing count starts, but both men stir. Claudio drags himself up with ropes, but Ospreay just kips up! “This is Awesome!” and Ospreay fires up! Ospreay runs in corner to corner, BOOT! Ospreay shoves Claudio down, goes to the apron, springboard and PIP PIP CHEERIO! Cover, TWO! Ospreay keeps calm while he brings Claudio back up. Ospreay underhooks, but Claudio blocks the lift! So Ospreay fires Kawada Kicks! Claudio UPPERCUTS! Claudio UPPERCUTS but Ospreay catches it!

Ospreay backslides, TWO! But then Ospreay steps through to SHARPSHOOTER! The fans fire up as Claudio endures his favorite hold! But as such, Claudio powers up, trips Ospreay, and now Claudio has the SHARPSHOOTER! Ospreay endures, the fans rally, but Claudio sits deep! Claudio reaches back, hooks an arm, and shifts to a CROSSFACE! The fans duel as Claudio rolls Ospreay from ropes! Ospreay rolls to a cover, TWO! Claudio BOOTS Ospreay, whips, but Ospreay handsprings again! Claudio gets under, ducks ‘n’ dodges, springboard, into a SUPERKICK! Underhooks, TIGER DRIVER! Cover, TWO!!

Ospreay is beside himself while both men are down, but the fans are thunderous! The fans want them to “FIGHT FOREVER!” but this match has a time limit! Ospreay rises, he brings Claudio in and underhooks again, but Claudio still resists! Ospreay fires more Kawada Kicks, but Claudio RAMS him into a corner! Claudio lets off slowly, and pokes Ospreay in the eyes! The fans boo but Claudio UPPERCUTS again and again from all sides! The ref reprimands but Claudio UPPERCUTS until Ospreay sits down! Claudio then reels Ospreay in, short arm LARIAT! Cover, TWO! Ospreay stays in this but Claudio stays focused.

Claudio scuffs Ospreay, the fans rally, and Ospreay rises. Claudio scuffs Ospreay more, slaps him around, but Ospreay fires a forearm. Claudio forearms back! The forearms turn to UPPERCUTS as Claudio fires from all sides! An UPPERCUT knocks Ospreay down, but he kips up to PELE! The fans fire up while Claudio wobbles, comes back, but Ospreay slips through the lariat! Ospreay reels Claudio in, but Claudio slips out of the bomb to UPPERCUT! Tuck the arms, RICOLA- RANA!! Cover, TWO!!! Claudio escapes but the fans are thunderous for “A E DUB! A E DUB!” Ospreay aims as Claudio rises, BUZZSAW and HEEL KICK!

Ospreay calls his shot, goes to the ropes and springboards, but Claudio catches him! Torture rack, BURNING HAMMER!! Cover, TWO!!! Ospreay survives and the fans fire up again! Claudio calls his shot now, and he sits Ospreay up. Claudio runs, runs, but Ospreay SPANISH FLIES!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives, but off comes the elbow pad! Ospreay aims, runs up, but into a POP-UP UPPERCUT!! Cover, TWO!!! Callis came outta his seat but Ospreay is still in this! Claudio says it’s time, and the fans fire up! Claudio gets Ospreay’s legs, for the GIANT SWING! But Ospreay sits up!? And slips through to DDT!!

Ospreay goes up and up and LEAP OF FAITH!! Cover, TWO!! Claudio survives that sky twister, but Ospreay aims! HIDDEN BLADE!!! Cover, Ospreay wins!!

Winner: Will Ospreay, by pinfall

The Aerial Assassin takes down the Swiss Superman in an instant classic! Even Callis says that’s incredible! But wait, Konosuke Takeshita, Kyle Fletcher & Will Hobbs show up to mug Claudio! The fans boo, but Ospreay is rather surprised by this. Callis takes no responsibility for what his guys are doing, but Takeshita still drags Claudio to the ramp. This is like at the end of Collision! But unlike last time, here comes MOX! The fans fire up as the DCF regroups in the ring, only for Moxley to jump in from the crowd! Moxley fires hands on everyone, but that’s still a 3v1 fight! Hobbs and Fletcher mug Moxley, but he throws Kyle away to fire off with Hobbs!

Claudio is up, he DUMPS Takeshita into the stands! Moxley sends Hobbs running, and now the BCC regroups! Ospreay is still confused and upset and he storms off. Will the #BillyGOAT still get a fair fight with Bryan Danielson at Dynasty? Will Moxley humble Hobbs as part of AEW Homecoming? Well BREAKING NEWS for Collision tomorrow night! Bryan Danielson returns to action alongside Claudio Castagnoli to take on Kyle Fletcher & Konosuke Takeshita, IN A BUNKHOUSE BRAWL! Will the American Dragon breathe fire and burn down the Don Callis Family all in one weekend?


Swerve heads to the ring!

Just as he promised, and with Nana by his side, The Realest is here. He has the music cut to say that this Sunday in St. Louis, the main event of Dynasty, it is Swerve challenging Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship. The fans chant “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Swerve gets in the ring and says he was asked earlier tonight, how does he believe he’s going to defeat Joe? That answer is simple: remember last week, when he knocked Joe on his ass and had him scurrying like a little b*tch? Joe had fear in his eyes! He was quivering! Swerve was standing there, the title above his head, and it looked mighty good on him.

Joe showed Swerve everything he needed to see. Joe was scared! The fact that Joe knows Swerve’s gonna beat him and win the title. Swerve’s just out here with the people of Indianapolis, he’s just waiting on Joe to come out here so he can say all this to Joe’s face, like a man. So Swerve’s here, Nana’s here, so Joe, bring your Sweet Tooth ass out here! Swerve waits, and here comes Joe! But security stands in the way! This is the man Swerve wants, and he says he just wants to talk, so he can knock Joe’s ass out again! The cluster of Joe and the security guards gets closer and closer, so Swerve goes up and up! Swerve SUPER STOMPS the whole thing apart!!

The fans lose their minds as Swerve stares Joe down! Swerve says he is taking this from Joe, and then the fists fly! Joe whips Swerve into steel steps! Joe puts Swerve in the ring, fetches his belt, and says Swerve’s taking nothing from him! Joe storms into the ring, smirks as Nana checks on Swerve, and then Joe mocks Nana’s dance. Nana turns around and says hold on now! Joe storms up on Nana, but Swerve gets up to BOOT Joe! Swerve aims, for a HOUSE CALL! Joe is down but Swerve goes up! The fans are thunderous, but Joe trips Swerve up! Nana panics as Joe tells Swerve that he is NOT that man!

Joe HEADBUTTS Swerve, tucks him in, and hits the MUSCLE BUSTER!! Joe looms over Swerve, picks up the title, and holds it up high. Will this be the scene at the end of Dynasty? Or will Swerve finally have his moment?

My Thoughts:

A great Dynamite as the go-home to Dynasty, great escalating of things between Blackpool Combat Club and Don Callis Family. Moxley has a really good opening promo, and he surprisingly calls out Hobbs. Ospreay has an awesome main event with Claudio, and of course Ospreay wins to have momentum going into Dynasty. And I do appreciate that he is against how the Don Callis Family is doing things. They didn’t need to beat up Claudio, he isn’t even part of Dynasty, and now that even backfired as there’s going to be a BIG tag match on Collision as one last go-home to Dynasty. Pretty sure Bryan & Claudio win that so Bryan has momentum, too, making Dynasty’s dream match much more unpredictable.

Good promo from Mercedes Mone, and I like that her hair was colored to match the new Dynamite colors. But also, good detail for her to think how I was thinking, the attack on her could’ve just been Willow making us think it was Julia. Really good Mixed Tag with how someone, apparently Julia, attacked Willow beforehand. It ended up mostly an Edge VS Brody match that way, but good heroic entrance by Willow. But of course the House cuts corners to win, and great save by Mone to run Julia off. This does tease Mone VS Julia but I’m very certain the go-home math says Willow wins the TBS Championship to make Double or Nothing the rematch from the NJPW Strong Women’s title tournament.

Also good stuff in the AEW Women’s World title story as Deonna VS Mariah was a great match. Good win for Deonna, but of course Storm attacks her and that brings out Rosa. Rosa stands tall here, so the math indicates Storm retains. But at the same time, there’s still potential for Storm and Mina Shirakawa to fight over Mariah as opposed to fighting over a title. Or maybe they’ll fight over both? After all, May is Double or Nothing, so it could be a bit of both. Or like, Storm retains the title, but Mina “wins” Mariah to her side, #RoseGold does stuff in AEW or even ROH, and Storm will be without one of her insurance policies.

Great stuff in the story of New Elite. I actually liked The Bucks interrupting the hype package because it started too FTR friendly, and we got a great Six Man Tag. Of course The New Elite beat Pac, Penta & Garcia, but I was kinda hoping FTR was going to make the save to better set up the Six Man Tag I honestly thought we were getting tonight. Pac & FTR VS Okada & Bucks has to go really wonky, though, that’s a lot of go-home math that affects many titles. Meanwhile, Jericho’s face to face with Hook went about as expected in that Jericho ruins it cuz of his ego. Him shoving Taz was the unexpected part but it got Hook mad, and so we’re definitely getting Hook VS Jericho for the FTW Championship at some point.

Good promo from Roddy to hype up his match with Kyle, maybe Kyle has a tune-up match during Collision or Rampage this Saturday so he has momentum going into the match. Great match from Cassidy VS Shane, and while Shane Taylor Promotions interfered a lot, Cassidy winning was of course happening. STP beating him down, and Trent stopping the save was some wild stuff, though. A little surprised no one’s interviewed Trent, or tried and then get shot down by Trent, but him still wearing the “win the big one” shirt kinda implies what broke him. The moment they didn’t win the big one, after all the losses leading up to this, Trent finally gave up on Best Friends.

I am very happy that Acclaimed VS Bang Bang Gang is going to be Winners Take All for the trios titles. Good promos from both sides, but I just hope the winners will bring their AEW and ROH titles to both Collision and ROH TV on Honor Club. We finally got Kyle Fletcher back on ROH TV, the other male champions of ROH need to show up. And uh, for that matter, if Wheeler Yuta is unable to compete at all with his injury, Tony Khan needs to figure out what to do with the ROH Pure Championship. But I think we all know what’s going down with the AEW World Championship. Great promos from both Joe and Swerve, then a great final confrontation to close the night. And per the math, Joe stands tall, meaning Swerve is taking that title at Dynasty.

My Score: 8.9/10

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Mitchell’s AEW Battle of the Belts Results & Report! (4/13/24)

Rumble, bad man, rumble!



The tenth edition goes the X-tra mile!

Battle of the Belts returns, and to settle the score from Dynamite’s Six Man Tag, Hook puts up his FTW Championship against Shane Taylor!


  • FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor; Hook wins and retains the title.
  • AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero; Strong wins and denies Rocky a title match.
  • ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet; Athena wins and retains the title.


AEW Collision bleeds over a bit.

Bryan Danielson is still down on the ramp after Konosuke Takeshita’s Brainbuster and the medics check him. The battle with Will Ospreay at Dynasty is still in the books, but what condition will Bryan be in?


Backstage interview with Hook and Katsuyori Shibata.

Lexi Nari is with the FTW Champion and The Wrestler, and notes we saw Hook make the save for Shibata during Collision against Shane Taylor Promotions. At the same time, Hook is about to face Shane Taylor himself with the FTW title on the line. Knowing what Shane’s capable of, what is Hook’s strategy going into that match? Shibata uses his voice-to-text translator say, “Pardon the interruption… Hook, I’ll have your back tonight.” Hook appreciates that, but even knowing what Shane’s capable of, Hook’s got his own way of handling this. Shibata says bet, and Hook gives him the fist bump.

FTW Championship: Hook VS Shane Taylor w/ Anthony Ogogo!

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil knows he’s up against a bad, bad man, but this is FTW Rules! Everyone who fights for this title is a bad, bad man, so will Hook prove he’s the baddest? Or will Shane #SendHook back to New York without his gold?

The introductions are made, the belt is raised, and we see who’s really the biggest badass in AEW!

The bell rings, the two circle, and they feel things out. Shane swings, Hook dodges to fire off fast hands and forearms! The fans fire up behind Hook but Shane shoves him away. Hook ducks the haymaker, waistlocks, but Shane fights with elbows. Shane swings again, but Hook gets under! Shane CLUBS the Camino down, then whips. Hook holds ropes, then DUMPS Shane out! Shane tumbles to the floor, Hook pursues, and Hook SMACKS Shane off railing! Hook SMACKS Shane off steel steps, then has Shane sit in a corner. Hook rains down fists, then lets off to revel in the cheers. Hook throws knees again and again, then CLUBS Shane again.

Shane staggers along railing, but Hook puts him in the ring. The fans cheer again, Hook storms in, but Shane JABS! JABS! And BODY SHOTS! Hook falls, sputters, and the ref has Shane stay back to check. That could’ve been a liver shot but Shane hauls Hook up. Shane CHOPS Hook in the career, and Hook sputters as he goes along ropes. Shane taunts Hook, puts him in a corner, and CHOPS again! Hook staggers to another corner, Shane taunts him, “I thought you were the man!” Shane BODY BLOWS again and Hook coughs. Hook fires hands in return, backs Shane down, then reels Shane in! Shane’s too big for the suplex, though!

Shane shoves Hook, and BODY BLOWS! Hook falls to the mat, but Shane drags him back up. Shane HEADBUTTS Hook, Hook is dazed, and Shane says he thought Hook was a killer. Shane says to bow down to the killer that’s badder! Shane CHOPS Hook, suplexes him, and hangs him out to dry! Hook sputters and falls, Shane soaks up heat, and Battle of the Belts goes picture in picture.

Shane drags Hook up, TOSSES him out, then goes out to bring Hook up. Shane whips Hook hard into steel steps! Hook writhes, Shane storms around, then Shane drags Hook up. Shane makes Hook take a seat in a corner, then runs up to KNEE Hook against railing! Hook falls over, but he’s somehow still conscious! Shane drags Hook up and hangs him out to dry on the railing! Hook sputters and falls to the floor, and Shane talks more trash. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the ring, and BOTB returns to single picture. Shane has Hook on the apron, for the APRON LEG DROP! Hook sputters more while Shane seethes.

Shane storms in, talks trash on the fans, then soaks up the heat. Shane drags Hook up, puts him in the corner, and BODY SHOTS! BODY SHOT! HAYMAKER! Hook slumps down in the corner but the fans rally up. Shane waits on Hook, Hook says he’s still in this! Shane stands Hook up to BODY SHOT, BODY SHOT and BODY SHOT! Then Shane ROCKS Hook again, again, and AGAIN! Hook flops back down while Shane storms around. The ref checks with Hook, Shane says to call it already! Hook says no, he’s still in this! Shane drags Hook up, tells Hook to quit or he gets send home in a body bag!

The fans boo as Shane whips corner to corner, hard! Hook sputters, Shane runs in, but Hook dodges! Shane hits buckles, Hook hurries to waistlock! Shane fights the grip, then ROCKS Hook! Hook ROCKS Shane back! And ROCKS him again and again! The fans fire up as Hook fires more shots! Hook runs to LARAIT! Shane stays up, Hook LARIATS again! Hook runs, ducks the haymaker, and GERMAN SUPLEXES!! Shane staggers up in a daze, and Hook clinches to EXPLODER!! Hook covers, TWO!! Shane is still tougher than that and Hook is beside himself! Hook runs up in the corner, but into an URENAGE!

Shane drags Hook into the drop zone, goes up the corner, and he SPLASHES down! Cover, TWO?!? Hook survives and shocks Shane! Shane storms around, the fans rally up, and Shane drags Hook up. Shane slaps Hook around, then winds up, but Hook dodges! And dodges! REDRUM!! Shane is caught, he flails around, but then he fights up! Shane RAMS Hook into buckles, but Hook still holds on! Shane RAMS Hook in again, but Hook still has his hooks in! BACKPACK SENTON!! Shane is free, but then Hook springs up, REDRUM!! He even traps the arms!! Shane flails, reaches out, but he’s fading! Shane’s OUT, Hook wins!!

Winner: Hook, by submission (still FTW Champion)

The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil does it again! He takes damage and finds a way to win! But now, will he have that face to face meeting with Chris Jericho this Wednesday Night Dynamite?


Backstage interview with Rocky Romero.

Lexi is with Azucar as he is just moments away from his Title Eliminator match for the International Championship. However, Lexi wants to know if he knows what’s going on with Best Friends. Rocky says Chuck, Trent and Orange Cassidy are like brothers to him, and yet he has no idea what’s going on there. But right now, he can’t really worry about that, he has to focus on the match with Roderick Strong. When Rocky wins, he’ll be one step closer to fulfilling his destiny of becoming International Champion. Kyle O’Reilly pops in, wishes Rocky luck, and then heads back out. Will Azucar be able to get one over on the Savior of the Backbreaker? Or will he just end up broken?


AEW International Championship Eliminator: Roderick Strong w/ The Undisputed Kingdom VS Rocky Romero!

While Azucar is confident, it was just last night on Rampage that Roddy took offense to him and Kyle O’Reilly even thinking there was a chance this match doesn’t go The Undisputed Kingdom’s way. Will Roddy prove them all wrong by crossing Rocky off the list? Or is this were The Kingdom starts to crumble?

The bell rings and the two circle. The fans are behind Rocky as he and Roddy tie up. Rocky waistlocks, Roddy wrenches to wristlock, but Rocky rolls, wrenches and wristlocks back. Roddy tries to pull hair but Rocky twists the wrist. Roddy pulls on Rocky’s ear to have the headlock and takeover. Rocky fights up, pops out the back, and then steps over. Rocky hooks an arm but Roddy fights off the takedown to hip toss and cover. ONE, but Roddy facelocks. Rocky fights up, pries at the hold, but Roddy holds on tight. Rocky still fights his way out of the hold, wristlocks and wrenches again, then YANKS the arm.

Roddy ROCKS Rocky then CHOPS him! Roddy whips, Rocky slides under then ducks ‘n’ dodges to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky then wrenches Roddy and goes up a corner. Rocky FLYING KNEE DROPS right on the arm! The fans cheer the Latino Heat and Rocky goes back to the corner. Rocky CHOPS Roddy, Roddy CHOPS back! Rocky CHOPS, Roddy kicks low! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, ROCKS him, then reels Rocky in for a BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes but Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy and The Kingdom talk trash, Roddy swings but Rocky dodges! Rocky CHOPS and then stomps away on Roddy!

Rocky digs his boot in, lets off as the ref counts, then stands Roddy up. Rocky snapmares and runs to basement dropkick! Roddy flounders, Rocky covers, ONE!! Rocky keeps one eye on The Kingdom, then he brings Roddy around. UPPERCUT and Roddy staggers. Roddy BOOTS, whips, but Rocky goes Spiderman! Rocky then dodges Roddy and sends him tumbling out! Rocky goes out to PENALTY KICK from the apron! Rocky leaps to DIVING STOMP! Roddy writhes, Rocky gives more Latino Heat, and BOTB goes picture in picture.

Rocky tells The Kingdom to back off, and so does the ref. Taven mocks Rocky’s Latino Heat, but Rocky puts Roddy in the ring. Rocky storms up on Roddy to KICK his leg! Roddy hobbles to a corner, Rocky CHOPS him and then follows him. Rocky ROCKS Roddy, ROCKS him again, but Roddy bails out. Rocky goes after Roddy on the apron, but Roddy lifts! Rocky fights that to then elbow Roddy! But Rocky has to watch out for The Kingdom lurking! Roddy BOOTS Rocky, then POSTS him! Rocky falls to the floor, Roddy hops down and he drags Rocky up. Roddy gives Rocky a RAILING BACKBREAKER! Rocky writhes, The Kingdom mocks him more, and Roddy drags Rocky up.

Roddy puts Rocky in the ring, stomps Rocky around, then drags him up to CHOP! Rocky staggers to a corner, Roddy storms up on him, and then DECKS him! Roddy soaks up the heat, then he digs his boots into Rocky! The ref counts, Roddy lets off at 4, but just switches feet! The ref counts more, Roddy steps away, and Rocky sputters along the ropes. Roddy gets Rocky up but Rocky ROCKS him first! And again! Roddy hits back, Rocky CHOPS, and CHOPS! Rocky runs, but Roddy blocks the Rana to make it a POWER BREAKER! Rocky writhes, Roddy covers, TWO! Roddy clamps onto Rocky with a motorcycle stretch!

Rocky endures as Roddy digs knee into Rocky’s back. Rocky fights up, moves around, but Roddy knees him low! Roddy scoops Rocky to RAM him into buckles! Then OKLAHOMA STAMPEDE! Cover, TWO! Rocky is still in this but Roddy stays on Rocky with stomps. Roddy stomps and stomps as BOTB returns to single picture. Roddy goes back to the motorcycle stretch but the fans rally again. Rocky fights up, fights back, and he KICKS Roddy’s leg! And KICKS! Roddy CLUBS Rocky, eggs Rocky on, but Rocky roars! Rocky fires forearms, then UPPERCUTS! Roddy wobbles, Rocky KICKS and KICKS and SOBATS!

Rocky CHOPS, whips, but Roddy reverses. Rocky reverses back to kick, but Roddy ducks the enzigiri! Rocky REWIND HEEL KICKS! Roddy flops out of the ring and the fans fire up! Rocky builds speed, fakes Roddy out and DIVES onto Taven! Then Rocky DIVES onto Roddy! Rocky puts Roddy in, runs up, SLICED BREAD! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives but Rocky keeps his cool. Rocky fires forearms in the corner, then winds up! The fans fire up as Rocky runs in, clothesline! Another clothesline! But Roddy follows to RAM Rocky, and CHOP him! And CHOP! And CHOP! Roddy whips, Rocky comes back into the SICK KICK! Cover, TWO!

Roddy is frustrated but he hauls Rocky up. Fireman’s carry, but Rocky fights free! Roddy shoves, lifts again, but Rocky pops up to RANA! The fans fire up as Rocky ducks ‘n’ dodges, tilt-o-whirls and DDTS! Cover, TWO! Roddy survives but Rocky stays focused. The fans rally for Rocky as he stalks Roddy. Roddy RAMS Rocky, gets him up top, and then climbs up after him. Rocky fights with fists and a HEADBUTT! Rocky then cravats, SUPER SLICED BREAD!! Cover, TWO!! Roddy survives again and Rocky is beside himself! The Kingdom is also worried, they rally up for Roddy. The fans rally for Rocky as he goes out to the apron.

Rocky climbs but The Kingdom is lurking again. The ref tells them to back off, but Roddy ROCKS Rocky first! Roddy has Rocky up top but Rocky DECKS Roddy! Rocky adjusts, Roddy stands, METE- STRONG KNEE!! Cover, Roddy wins!

Winner: Roderick Strong, by pinfall (denies Rocky Romero a title opportunity)

The Kingdom helps Roddy, whether Roddy will say it that way or not. Kyle is here to celebrate with his friend, but he also checks on his other friend in Rocky. Kyle helps Rocky up to his feet, and wants the fans to give it up for Rocky. But then Wardlow LARIATS Rocky, and The Kingdom stomps away! Kyle has them stop, this isn’t cool! But then Roddy STRONG KNEES Kyle down?!? The fans boo as Roddy tells Kyle that he could do it on his own, but there’s only ONE man that can be International Champion! Kyle made the wrong decision! Roddy’s arrogance just ended his friendship with Kyle, will Kyle make Roddy pay for that?


Backstage interview with Serena Deeb.

Lexi Nair is with the Professor of Professional Wrestling and notes how last week, Serena walked on stage after Yuka Sakazaki’s return victory. Why? Serena says she was sitting in the back, watching that impressive match, and thought to herself that she was watching a great pro-wrestler. Someone that Serena would love to tear it up with. Tonight, the Professor is here on BOTB, but has no championship opportunity. She’s not sweating it, though. Since her return, Serena is undefeated. She checked the rankings, and The Professor is sitting pretty at Number 3! So week by week, she’s climbing her way up to inevitably become champion.

Serena tells Yuka, that was an invitation. To where? Into the Deeb Dojo! Serena will show Yuka that Serena is better, and that she is what she says she is: The Professor of Pro-Wrestling! Serena wants to test herself against the Wrestling Magical Girl, but who will be the one taking a step closer to a title opportunity?


BREAKING NEWS for Dynasty!

After Roddy’s sudden rejection of Kyle O’Reilly, they are now going to battle over the International Championship! It’s the fight neither man wanted, but will Kyle give Roddy payback for what he did with interest?


ROH Women’s World Championship: Athena w/ Billie Starkz VS Red Velvet!

The Fallen Goddess is 49-0 after defeating Hikaru Shida on Supercard of Honor last week, and when she says she’s the Forever Champion, she means that. But will “forever” come to a crashing halt in Kentucky? Or will The Chef be the one getting served an L?

The introductions are made by Lexi Nair, so just a little biased in Athena’s favor. The belt is raised, and here in the main event, we see who is the face of the ROH Women’s Division!

The Code of Honor is upheld, the bell rings and the fans fire up for Athena already. The two circle, tie up, and they go around. They go into a corner, along ropes, then Athena throws Velvet down. Velvet holds on, they roll on the mat with the collar ‘n’ elbow, then they stand up. Athena puts Velvet in a corner, the ref counts, but Athena lets off with a cocky smile. Velvet keeps cool and resets with Athena. They tie up. Velvet wrenches an arm to wristlock, but Athena handsprings and wrenches back. Velvet rolls, kips up, and wrenches back. Velvet headlocks but Athena powers up and out. Velvet runs Athena over, but Athena kips up!

The fans fire up while both women brush themselves off. They reset again, tie up, and Athena headlocks. Velvet powers up and out, but Athena wrenches to whip. Velvet ducks ‘n’ dodges and tilt-o-whirls to RANA, but Athena handsprings through! The fans fire up and Athena cheers herself on. But Velvet DROPKICSK Athena down! Athena gets up, Velvet arm-drags, arm-drags again, and then Velvet cheers herself on. Athena runs up into another arm-drag! Velvet has the armlock but Athena fights up and throws Velvet down by her hair! The fans cheer but the ref reprimands, and things speed up.

Velvet drops, runs up and CALF KICKS Athena down! Athena bails out, Billie there to check on her. Velvet goes to the apron, Athena grabs a leg but Velvet kicks her away. Velvet then ASAI MOONSAULTS land takes Athena down! The fans fire up, Velvet drags Athena up and puts her in the ring, then has her on the apron. Velvet climbs up, brings Athena up, but Athena shoves her back. FLAPJACK off the top buckles! Velvet staggers, Athena reels her back in, APRON BACK SUPLEX! The fans fire up with Athena while BOTB goes picture in picture.

Velvet crawls into the ring but Athena follows her. Athena looms over Velvet, drags her up, then CLUBS her down. Athena stands Velvet up to whip her hard into a corner. Athena revels in the cheers before she runs in and back body blocks! Then Athena goes side to side to forearm SMASH! Athena smiles as Velvet leans against buckles. Athena shoves Velvet down, stomps her around, then drags her back up. Velvet fires body shots, but Athena bumps her off buckles. Velvet avoids the forearm to DOUBLE CHOP! Velvet fires body blows but Athena throws hands! Velvet CHOPS, Athena CHOPS, they CHOP, then Athena CHOPS Velvet off her feet!

The fans cheer while Athena snarls. Athena sits Velvet back up, KICKS her in the back, then KICKS her again! And again! Athena stands Velvet up, bumps her off buckles, then scoops to put Velvet in the Tree of Woe. Athena KICKS away on Velvet’s back, then lets her fall out of the Three. Billie applauds, tells Velvet she should’ve known better, but Velvet swipes at Billie. Billie gets away, cheers Athena on, but Velvet fires hands on Athena! Athena swings back but Velvet bobs ‘n’ weaves! Velvet ROCKS Athena, kicks her legs out, then runs up , into a SPINEBUSTER! Cover, TWO! Athena is annoyed but still in control as BOTB goes to break.

BOTB returns once again as Athena hits buckles! Velvet rallies on Athena with clothesline after clothesline! Velvet runs, tilt-o-whirls and RANAS Athena onto ropes! Velvet runs up to DOUBLE KNEE! Velvet shoves Athena down, runs, and tilt-o-whirls again, REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Athena survives and Velvet is frustrated. Athena crawls away, wanting mercy! But Velvet storms up, only for Athena to YANK Velvet into buckles! Athena then fireman’s carries Velvet for the WASTELAND! Roll through and another fireman’s carry, for another WASTELAND! Another roll through, and then Athena mocks the stirrin’ it up motion!

But Velvet pops up to RANA! Cover, TWO!! Athena escapes, Velvet runs up to wheelbarrow, but Athena URENAGES her down! Cover, TWO!! Athena is furious as Velvet survives! Athena goes up a corner, the fans cheer, and Velvet rises. But Velvet ROUNDHOUSES first! Velvet ROCKS Athena, climbs up after her, then CHOPS! Velvet goes to the very top, to SUPER VICTORY THROW! Athena flounders but she ducks the buzzsaw! Roll up, Velvet rolls through! THE SLICE! And then the tilt-o-whirl DDT!! Cover, TWO!!! Athena survives and Velvet is fuming! Velvet pushes Athena around while the fans rally up.

Athena is in the drop zone, so Velvet goes up top. Velvet tells Billie to shut up, but Athena gets out to the apron. The fans boo but Velvet adjusts position, to leap and SUPER CROSSBODY! Athena catches her!? And then brings Velvet around to FALCON ARROW to the floor! The fans fire up as Athena roars, but so does Velvet as she rises! Only for the SUPERKICK to knock her down! Athena has a wild look on her face and Billie cheers on the Overlord. Athena gets Velvet up, THROWS her into the LED board, then THROWS her around again! Athena drags Velvet up and into the ring, storms in after her, and reels her in! Canadian Rack, but Velvet sunset flips it! TWO!!!

Athena escapes, Velvet runs up, ducks ‘n’ dodges then SUPERKICKS! But Athena DECKS Velvet with a forearm! Athena goes up top, Velvet rises in a daze, to get the O-FACE!! Cover, Athena wins!

Winner: Athena, by pinfall (still ROH Women’s World Champion)

And that’s FIFTY and zero! Fifty wins, no losses, and no slowing down as she title belt clinks with Billie. But as is customary on ROH, Athena sets her belt down, and Billie does, too. They drag Velvet up, mock “stir it up,” but Velvet SLAPS Athena! And SLAPS Billie! But then Athena and Billie mug Velvet! The fans boo as Billie picks up her belt, takes aim, but then QUEEN AMINATA is here! Aminata runs down into the ring, dodges Billie to DECK Athena, then HEADBUTT for Billie! That’s payback for cheating in the TV title match! But then Athena runs up, into an Alabama Lift! AIR RAID CRASH!!

Aminata saves Velvet while also making her own impact, will The Queen not be denied her crown? Or will the Fallen Goddess look to make her pay for this insolence?

My Thoughts:

A really good BOTB but uh, after ten of these, we already know nothing really happens on these. Great action and promos like on Collision, but no titles were ever changing hands. And after two hours of Collision, the crowd was of course tired out. Hook of course defeated Shane but it was a really good showing of Hook’s resilience to take all that damage and still win. Really good match from Roddy and Rocky that Roddy of course won, and turns out I was right in thinking they’d fast track Roddy VS Kyle here. That match will be great stuff, but it’d be a shame if Kyle’s first title shot ends up a loss, even with The Kingdom all there to interfere and distract.

Good promo from Serena to make it clear that she’s having a match with Yuka, just in case it wasn’t clear last week. And then a great main event for the ROH Women’s Championship. Red Velvet looked great even in defeat, and natural move for Aminata to show up and go after Athena & Billie. Aminata really has her pick of the two titles at this point, and while payback on Billie for Supercard is an obvious route, why wouldn’t she go right to the source and take down Athena? Athena’s made it to 50-0, and if not when Athena faced Billie, not when she faced Nyla Rose nor when she faced Shida, her first loss should be to pass the torch to Aminata.

Aminata went through the grind, paid her dues, and has got organically over with ROH viewers, so if she isn’t gonna be the historic first Women’s TV Champ, make her the woman that takes down the top woman in ROH.

My Score: 8.6/10

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